Steven D. Munger, Ph.D.

Professor and Principal Investigator

email: steven.munger@ufl.edu


Zhi Huang, M.D.

Sr. Biological Scientist, Lab Manager

Research Focus: Taste and smell

email: zhi@ufl.edu


Amanda Sheehy, B.S.

Biological Scientist

Research Focus: Taste and smell

email: amsheehy@ufl.edu​​


Xiaojuan "Sophie" Zhang, M.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Research Focus: Extraoral sweet taste receptors

email: sophiezhang@ufl.edu


Arthur Zimmerman, M.S.

Ph.D. Student

Research Focus: Chemosensory biology




Former Lab Members



Current Lab Members



Kaylin Adipietro, Ph.D.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate, University of Maryland, Baltimore


Lucy Brown, Ph.D.

Current Position:  Medical Writer, Pinnacle Health


Renee Cockerham, Ph.D.

Current Position:  Program Manager, Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of Maryland, Baltimore


Adam Clark, Ph.D.
Current​ Position: 


Rudolf Degen

Current Position: Graduate Student, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Shawn Dotson, Ph.D.

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida


Amanda Elson, Ph.D.

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Children's Hospital Los Angeles


Veronica Lopez
Current Position: 


Ted Nelson, Ph.D.

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Human Science Department, Georgetown University


Yiling Nie, Ph.D. 

Current Position:​ Manager, Research and Development, Hycor Biomedical Inc.


Wendy Olsen, Ph.D.

Current Position: Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMBC


Tatsuyuki Takahashi, Ph.D.

Current Position: Assistant Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kitasato University


Blossom Tewelde

Current Position: MD/Ph.D student, Johns Hopkins University


Cedric Uytingco
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate, University of Florida


Stephan Vigues, Ph.D.
Current Position: Research Integrity, University of Maryland, Baltimore