Jeannine Brady, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Oral Biology, was one of 33 UF faculty members as UF Research Foundation Professors for 2011-2014, for her distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that will likely lead to continuing distinction in her field.
Factors that determine the awards include publication in scholarly journals, external funding, honors and awards, development of intellectual property and other measures appropriate to their field of expertise. The three-year award includes a $5,000 annual salary supplement and a one-time $3,000 grant.
Brady earned her Ph.D. at the University of Florida and has been on faculty for more than 20 years. Her research is focused in several areas: antigenic characterization and immune responses against pathogenic microorganisms and the application of such information to protective immunity and diagnostics; protein translocation and membrane biogenesis as related to bacterial stress tolerance; and studies of intra- and inter-molecular protein-protein interactions relevant for bacterial protein stability, function and adhesive interactions with host constituents.
In 2009, Brady received a Doctoral Mentoring Award from the UF colleges of Medicine & Dentistry Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences which recognized her excellence, innovation and effectiveness in graduate student mentoring.
Congratulations Dr. Brady!