Juan P. Liuzzi

Associate Professor

Department of Dietetics and Nutrition


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