David A. Ostrov, PhD

Phone: 352.273.8166

Email: ostroda@pathology.ufl.edu

Biography: 

Dr. Ostrov’s group utilizes methods in structure-based drug design to discover and develop novel therapies for preventing and treating human diseases. His team focuses on developing novel therapeutic approaches to treat breast, colon, esophageal, lung, lymphoma and prostate cancer, drug-resistant childhood leukemia, Type I diabetes, graft-versus-host disease, rheumatoid arthritis, autism spectrum disorders and drug-resistant pathogens. such as HIV.

Education & Experience
1982-1986 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Department of Environmental, Population and Organism BiologyUniversity of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO
1985-1988 Research Technician Laboratory of Andrei Augustin, M.D., National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Research, Denver, CO
1988-1995 Ph.D., Graduation date: August 5, 1995 Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
1995-2001 Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Stanley G. Nathenson, M.D. Department of Microbiology and Immunology Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
2002-2009 Assistant Professor Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610
2009-present Associate Professor Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Florida College of Medicine ,Gainesville, FL 32610

Teaching
2002-present General Pathology & Immunology 6601 (for second year medical students)
2002-present Advanced Immunology GMS6030 (for Ph.D., veterinary, medical and dental students)
2002-2006 PhD mentor for Jose Antonio Hernandez Prada, PhD, in the Biochemistry concentration of the Interdisciplinary Program, University of Florida College of Medicine
2005-2009 Molecular Pharmacology GMS5653 (for Ph.D, veterinary, medical and dental students)
2007-present Mentor to undergraduate students: Andrew Magis, Kate Bailey, Vaidm Katsenovich, Kathryn Johnston
2009-present PhD mentor for Christopher Fuhrman in the Microbiology and Immunology concentration of the Interdisciplinary Program, University of Florida College of Medicine