Edward K.L. Chan, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Oral Biology
Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences Affiliations:
Cancer Biology Concentration
Molecular Cell Biology Concentration
Immunology & Microbiology Concentration


(352) 273-8849
PO Box 100424Blue Flame Award- Badge
Gainesville, FL 32610-0424

Shipping Address:
UF Health Science Center
Department of Oral Biology
Room D5-17
1395 Center Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32610



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ResearcherID: B-5671-2009
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Research Training & Experience

  • 2004-present: Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine, University of Florida
  • 2002-present: Professor, Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, University of Florida
  • 1997-2002: Associate Professor, Department of Molecular & Experimental Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California
  • 1991-2002: Director, DNA Core Laboratory for Structural Analysis, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California
  • 1984-1996: From Research Fellow to Assistant Member, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California
  • 1984: Ph.D. in Medical Science, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • 1980: M.S. in Clinical Chemistry, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • 1976: B.S. in Biochemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Teaching Responsibilities

Director, GMS5905 / DEN8290: RNA interference and microRNAs: from advances in cell biology to therapeutic applications in the treatment of human diseases

Co-director (with Drs. Shannon Wallet and Frank Gibson), DEN 6128: Host Defenses

DEN 6678: Advanced Oral Medicine: Oral Cancer

DEN 6680: Principles of Craniofacial Biology and Emerging Therapies: Functional Components of Eukaryotic Cells; Oral Carcinoma: Classifications, Incidence, Markers, Current and Future Therapies

DEN 6681: Craniofacial Pathobiology: Hypersensitivity and Autoimmune Diseases

GMS 6421: Advanced Cell Biology: MicroRNAs in Innate Immunity and Cancer Cell Biology

Active Professional Service

Vice Chair (2005-2010), Treasurer (2010-2015), Chair & Treasurer (2015-present) of the Autoantibody Standardization Committee in Rheumatic and Related Disorders of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) – AutoAb.org

International Consensus on ANA Patterns (ICAP) co-coordinator (with Dr. Luis E.C. Andrade) – www.ANApatterns.org

Publications, Reviews, Chapters, & Editorials

You can find a list of Dr. Chan’s publications from the University of Florida at our Publications page.