Professor David J Merkler
Department of Chemistry Tel: (813)-974-3579
University of South Florida Fax: (813)-974-3203
David J. Merkler obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University in 1985 and completed postdoctoral fellowships in enzymology at Temple University School of Medicine (1985-1987) and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1987-1989).
His next position was as Senior Scientist at Unigene Laboratories, Inc., involved in the in vitro production of a peptide hormone, calcitonin. In 1995, he moved back to academia as a professor of chemistry and biochemistry—first at Duquesne University (1995-1999), and then the University of South Florida (1999-present).
Dr. Merkler currently teaches general and advanced biochemistry with the respective labs at the University of South Florida. He also teaches biochemistry abroad every summer in Florence, Italy.