Anthony Pistella

Student NameAnthony Pistella
Faculty Mentor NameChenglong Li
CollegeCollege of Pharmacy
MajorHealth Science – Preprofessional
Research InterestsCancer, Surgical Oncology, Genetics
Academic AwardsFlorida Academic Scholar 2018, RCLA Town Hall Scholarship 2018, Presidents Honor Roll, UFHCC University Scholars Program 2020
OrganizationsL.E.A.P. PHHP Undergraduate Mentorship Program, PHHP Undergraduate Diversity Caucus, University of Florida Club Tennis, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Hobbies and InterestsTennis, Music (Trumpet and Piano), Traveling

Research Project

Novel small molecule inhibitors targeting the Hippo signaling pathway

The project is to design and synthesize inhibitors disrupting the YAP/TEAD transcriptional axis. They will be validated by biochemical and cellular assays.