Postdoctoral Fellows

Khalid El Saafien headshot

Khalid El Saafien
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. from University of Melbourne
Joined the UF College of Pharmacy in 2020

Khalid El Saafien, Ph.D., conducted his graduate training at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Australia; where he investigated the interplay between the autonomic nervous system and the immune system in the regulation of cardiovascular physiology. Following his Ph.D., Khalid moved to Gainesville in fall 2019 to join the laboratory of Dr. Eric Krause as a post-doctoral associate. His research utilizes an integrative approach involving advanced neuroanatomical, optogenetic and cardiovascular physiology techniques; to probe brain circuitry that control and regulate cardiovascular physiology.