Our Team

Dr. Shannon E. Boye

Shannon Boye

Dr. Shannon E. Boyereceived her B.S. in marine biology with a minor in chemistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2001. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Florida in 2006. Her thesis work involved developing viral vectors for the treatment of retinal disease, specifically GUCY2D Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA1). Following a postdoctoral fellowship and research assistant professorship under Dr. William Hauswirth, Dr. Boye was appointed as tenure track Assistant Professor in the University of Florida’s Department of Ophthalmology (2012). In 2016, she received tenure and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. 


Postdoctoral Associates

Sean M Crosson
Department: MD-PEDS-CELL / MOLEC THERP DIV

Sean M Crosson

Postdoctoral Associate
Phone: (352) 273-8787
Kaitlyn R Calabro
Department: MD-PEDS-CELL / MOLEC THERP DIV

Kaitlyn R Calabro

Postdoctoral Associate

Graduate Students

Russell W Mellen
Department: MD-OPHTHALMOLOGY-GENERAL

Russell W Mellen

Pre-doctoral Fellow
Phone: (352) 273-7413
Siddhant S Gupte
Department: MD-PEDS-CELL / MOLEC THERP DIV

Siddhant S Gupte

GRADUATE AST-R
Victoria E Makal
Department: MD-PEDS-CELL / MOLEC THERP DIV

Victoria E Makal

PREDOC FELLOWSHIP
Phone: (352) 273-8787

Biological Scientists

James J Peterson
Department: MD-PEDS-CELL / MOLEC THERP DIV

James J Peterson

Biological Scientist III
Phone: (352) 273-7413
Wei Li
Department: MD-PEDS-CELL / MOLEC THERP DIV

Wei Li

Biological Scientist III
Phone: (352) 273-7413
Diego S Fajardo
Department: MD-PEDS-CELL / MOLEC THERP DIV

Diego S Fajardo

Biological Scientist III
Phone: (352) 273-7413
Hangning Zhang
Department: MD-PEDS-CELL / MOLEC THERP DIV

Hangning Zhang

Biological Scientist III
Phone: (352) 273-7431

Undergraduate Volunteers

Alejandro de-la-Cova

Ria Sanghani

Cyrus Moshirfar

Juliet Hassan


Co-Investigators

Sanford L Boye
Department: MD-POWELL GENE THERAPY CENTER

Sanford L Boye

Associate Scientist, Director Of Vector Core
Phone: (352) 273-6549