Institute for Advanced Discovery & Innovation

Institute Staff

Paul Sanberg

Paul R. Sanberg is senior vice president for research, innovation and knowledge enterprise; Distinguished University Professor of neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science and engineering, and business at the University of South Florida; executive director of the Center of Excellence for Aging & Brain Repair; and founder and president of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He is an inventor on 157 U.S. and foreign patents and has worked as an executive with a number of start-up companies involved in cell therapy for degenerative disorders. His work has been instrumental in translating novel pharmaceutical and cellular therapeutics to clinical trials for Tourette syndrome, depression, stroke, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, ALS, and Alzheimer's disease. He is the 2016 recipient of the John P. McGovern Science & Society Award; 2015 Medalist of the Florida Academy of Sciences; a 2015 inductee of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame; fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and Royal Societies of Chemistry, Public Health, and Medicine; Charter Fellow of the NAI; and inaugural AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador. He serves on the nomination evaluation committee of the United States National Medal of Technology and Innovation with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Smithsonian Innovation Festival selection committee, and advisory board of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity. He has published more than 650 scientific articles and 14 books.

Kim Macuare

Kimberly A. Macuare, Ph.D., is manager of the Institute for Advanced Discovery and Innovation (IADI) and works with Institute faculty on strategic planning and special projects. In that capacity, she has co-designed and co-teaches the USF Honors College course "Get Innovative" for teaching undergraduate students the habits of mind that foster innovation and invention and worked to engage the institute members in USF's mission to build on and expand its success in the academic, research, and economic arenas. She is also assistant editor for Technology and Innovation (T&I), the official publication of the National Academy of Inventors, where she writes feature and interview articles for the journal and manages the business and editorial operations. Previously, she was a university professor and an education administrator. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Cincinnati, an M.A. in English from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in English with a specialization in medieval literature and economics from The Ohio State University.

Judi Dorn

Judi Dorn, GCRA, Research Services Administrator - Judi Dorn joined USF in 2011. She works on a wide array of initiatives, including the ResearchOne program, Associate Deans for Research, Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, and the Institute for Advanced Discovery & Innovation, where she is responsible for financial and logistical coordination. She holds a bachelor's degree in technical communications from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a Graduate Certificate in Research Administration from USF.