Throughout his life and career, Dominic D’Agostino, Ph.D., a neuroscience, molecular pharmacology, and physiology researcher, has maintained involvement in a vast array of professional, academic, and personal endeavors, attaining a high degree of achievement in each of his pursuits. As an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida since 2008, D’Agostino teaches students of the Morsani College of Medicine and the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, with a focus on such topics as neuropharmacology, medical biochemistry, cell metabolism, and signaling. In his capacities as a researcher, Dominic D’Agostino enjoys support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Department of Defense (DoD), the Alzheimer’s Association, and other entities for investigations into oxygen toxicity, ketogenic diets, cancer, and metabolic/neuroprotective strategies. 

With a wide range of research interests, Dominic D’Agostino holds membership in the Aerospace Medical Association, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society, Society of Neuroscience, and the American Physiological Society, additionally serving on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Applied Physiology and as a Reviewer for several other scholarly publications. Before joining the faculty at USF, D’Agostino completed a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular pharmacology and physiology at the University, as well as a fellowship in neuroscience at Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University. A graduate of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers University, Dominic D’Agostino earned his Ph.D. and B.S. from these respective institutions. 

Noted for his charity work as well, Dominic D’Agostino has volunteered his time, energy, and resources to a variety of worthy causes in the United States and abroad, helping children and families in underserved communities. A member of Tampa International Mission Empowerment (T.I.M.E.) 4:13, D’Agostino frequently travels with this group on humanitarian missions to Mexico and Honduras, where he and his colleagues provide essential services to orphanages and other organizations in need. In addition, Dominic D’Agostino serves as a Big Brother/mentor for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America, volunteers at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, and helps various nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, like Winning the Fight against Neurodegenerative Diseases.