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Maury Swanson, PhD

Maurice Swanson, PhD
Co-Coordinator | Professor, Dept. of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology | mswanson@ufl.edu

Maurice Swanson is the co-coordinator of the Genetics & genomics doctoral program, and a professor in the department of molecular genetics & microbiology in the College of Medicine. Swanson works with incoming and current students, guiding them from the application process and through the doctoral program.

Swanson received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University, where he studied the functions of nuclear and cytoplasmic RNA-binding proteins in RNA processing and mRNA translation.  His current research is focused on the functions of repetitive DNA, particularly the roles of unstable microsatellites in RNA-mediated neurological and neuromuscular diseases.

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