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Faculty & Research

Come learn by doing. Get your hands dirty in a lab as you assist a professor looking to cure a particular type of cancer. Edit a study destined for publication in a psychology journal. At USF, what you learn matters — but so does how you learn. Our faculty of world-renowned researchers and scholars has you working on and solving real-world problems as they guide you every step of the way.

Amalia Kokkinaki

Amalia Kokkinaki

Assistant Professor

What are the "aha" moments?

When seniors are taking a capstone course and are doing research at the same time, they start to understand the connection between everything they’re learning and how all of their courses are actually related."

Amalia Kokkinaki

Assistant Professor

Fast Facts


Faculty who hold the highest or terminal degree in their field

$1.5 million

In undergraduate and graduate research funds

Top 50

For international students

U.S. News & World Report 2024

undergraduate and graduate programs across five schools

Aarya Mishra

Aarya Mishra ’24

Biology Major

Conduct Research with Faculty

Aarya has worked in the research lab of Professor Christina Tzagarakis-Foster since fall 2022. Mishra works with DAX1, a nuclear hormone receptor.

Aarya Mishra ’24

Biology Major

Come Learn By Doing

Rotunda in Kendrick Hall.

Research Centers & Institutes

Come change the world with your research — and come stretch your world with our research. Explore these 19 places that help research happen at USF.

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Innovation Labs

Come dream, do, make, create, collaborate, ask questions, and find solutions in our state-of-the-art facilities.

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Star Route Farms

Embrace sustainability and escape the urban landscape in our self-sustaining organic farm.

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