H. Lee Sweeney, PhD


Dr. Lee Sweeney is the Thomas H. Maren endowed Professor of Pharmacology & Therapeutics at the University of Florida, and Director of the UF Myology Institute. Lee’s research program is translational in focus, and has produced highly cited research on inherited forms of cardiovascular disease, and on the skeletal and cardiac aspects of muscular dystrophy.

Dr. Lee Sweeney is the Thomas H. Maren endowed Professor of Pharmacology & Therapeutics at the University of Florida, and Director of the UF Myology Institute. Lee’s research program is translational in focus, and has produced highly cited research on inherited forms of cardiovascular disease, and on the skeletal and cardiac aspects of muscular dystrophy. Dr. Sweeney served as Chairman of the Department of Physiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine from 1999-2013, before moving to the University of Florida in 2015. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Heart Association in 2001 and a fellow of the Biophysical Society in 2018.

Dr. Sweeney earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received a master’s degree in physiology and a doctorate in physiology and biophysics from Harvard University. His postdoctoral work was at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.