FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
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Juan P. Liuzzi, Ph.D.

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • E-mail: jliuzzi@fiu.edu
  • Phone: 305-348-1611
  • Office: AHC5 325

Dr. Juan Liuzzi received his Ph.D. in cell biology from the Central University of Venezuela. His postdoctoral studies at the University of Florida led to the identification of ZIP14 as an iron transporter. Dr. Liuzzi’s research interests include the study of the effect of dietary zinc intake on autophagy, characterization of the molecular mechanisms by which zinc modulates autophagy, and the identification of zinc transporters involved in the regulation of autophagy.

Research Areas

  • Zinc metabolism
  • Autophagy
  • Ethanol induced liver injury