Tori Makal


Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
  • Pre-Pharmacy Program Advisor and Coordinator
  • Pre-Professional Club Advisor
  • Pre-Professional Programs Advisor
  • Future Professionals Club Faculty Advisor
  • Service Living Learning Community Faculty Advisor 

Courses Taught:

  • BIO 1010, Principles of Biology
  • BIO 1011, Principles of Biology Laboratory
  • BIO 2010, Topics in Cell Biology
  • BIO 4110, Principles of Virology
  • BCH 3010, Introduction to Biochemistry I
  • BCH 3020, Introduction to Biochemistry II
  • BCH 4980, Biochemistry Seminar I
  • BCH 4990, Biochemistry Seminar II

Special Topics Courses:

  • BIO 4950, Principles of Gene Therapy
  • HON 3951, HIV and Scientific Progress in the Reagan Era

Research Interests:

  • Development and characterization of novel antimicrobial products
  • Natural product-derived fusion proteins
  • Development and characterization of novel anti-cancer therapeutics
  • Development and characterization of novel adjuvant therapies for anti-cancer therapy
  • Health disparities in rural Appalachia

 Professional Memberships:

  • American Society for Virology
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • American Public Health Association
Doctor of Philosophy (Biomedical Sciences with concentration in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), University of Florida, Gainesville – 2020
Master of Science (Biochemistry), University of Florida, Gainesville – 2016
Bachelor of Science (Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences), Texas A&M University, College Station TX – 2014
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