Mark Stephen Kindy
Executive Director, Center for Drug Discovery and Innovation
University of South Florida, USA
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Biography

Dr. Mark Kindy is a biochemist/neuroscientist and Professor/Associate Dean for Research in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of South Florida and Senior Research Career Scientist at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center. He recently moved from the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology and Neurosciences at the Medical University of South Carolina and a Senior Research Career Scientist/Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Research at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC. He received his BS from the University of Massachusetts in Zoology and PhD from Boston University School of Medicine in Biochemistry. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute. Dr. Kindy started his faculty career at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine in the Department of Biochemistry and the Center on Aging. His area of expertise is neurodegenerative disorders, animal modeling, mechanisms associated with diseases and regeneration of the brain.

Research Interest

Ischemia/reperfusion injury
Gene expression
Amyloid formation and Alzheimer’s disease
Protein structure and function