Toth Receives UFHCC Rising Star of the Year Award

TothCongratulations to Zsolt Toth, Ph.D., an assistant professor in oral biology, who received the 2022 UF Health Center Center, or UFHCC, Rising Star of the Year Award which recognized him an early-stage investigator whose early accomplishments distinguish him as a possible future leader in the cancer center.

Toth was recognized during the UFHCC ‘Cheers to the New Year Awards and Recognition‘ virtual event on January 13, 2022.  This annual event celebrates hard work and dedication to the UF Health Cancer Center mission of faculty and staff involved in the center.

Toth came to the UF College of Dentistry in 2016 after serving as a postdoctoral research associate and then assistant professor of research at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, from 2008-13. He earned his master’s degree at the University of Szeged in Hungary in 2002, and his Ph.D. from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany in 2006 before making the move to the United States as a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California in 2007.

In 2019, Toth was awarded a four-year, $792,000 research grant from the American Cancer Society, or ACS, to study the oncogenic herpes virus infection.