UF/IFAS employs close to 500 faculty members with research appointments. Many UF/IFAS researchers are award-winning, internationally recognized experts who publish papers in leading peer-reviewed journals and are inducted into prestigious organizations such as the National Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The University of Florida is a land-grant university and an Association of American Universities member. Our faculty are committed to the UF/IFAS research mission while also assuming Extension and teaching responsibilities. Findings from their research are used as the basis for Extension programs taught statewide via publications, distance education, and field day events, and are the foundation for many of the classes taught by our faculty.

The UF/IFAS Dean for Research Advisory Committee (DRAC) is a new initiative with the objective of meaningfully contributing to the UF/IFAS Dean for Research Office operations that support and promote UF/IFAS faculty. This group is comprised of seven faculty members and will meet quarterly to discuss issues where faculty input would aid in decision-making and to provide feedback on matters affecting the UF/IFAS research environment. Click here to learn more about each member.