Juan P. Liuzzi, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

Office: AHC5-325

Phone: 305-348-1611

Email: jliuzzi@fiu.edu


Zinc and Other Trace Elements, Autophagy


Dr. Liuzzi’s postdoctoral studies at the University of Florida focused on the characterization of the transmembrane zinc/iron/manganese transporter Slc39a14. Identifying novel roles of zinc and zinc transporters in the regulation of autophagy has been the highlight of Dr. Liuzzi’s research at Florida International University.


Location: OE267

Dr. Liuzzi’s lab website


  • Universidad Central de Venezuela, Ph.D.
  • Universidad Simon Bolivar, MS
  • Universidad Central de Venezuela, BA