Aaron Garrison

Aaron Garrison

Aaron Garrison


  • Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences – Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida, 2013 – 2017
  • B.A., Chemistry, Biochemistry Emphasis, University of South Florida, 2009 – 2013

Entry date into the Med. Chem. PhD program: 2013
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Antimicrobial Agents


Yousaf, H. H.; Garrison, A. T.; Abouelhassan, Y.; Basak, A.; Jones, J. B.; Huigens III, R. W. “Identification of Nitroxoline and Halogenated Quinoline Analogues with Antibacterial Activities against Plant Pathogens.” ChemistrySelect, 2017, 2, 6235-6239.

Garrison, A. T.; Huigens III, R. W. “Eradication of Bacterial Biofilms with Natural Products and Their Inspired Analogues that Operate Through Unique Mechanisms.” Curr. Top. Med. Chem., 2017, 17, 1954-1964.

Invited Review for Thematic Issue: “Recent Advances in Anti-biofilm Strategies”

Garrison, A. T.; Abouelhassan, Y.; Yang, H.; Yousaf, H. H.; Nguyen, T.; Huigens III, R. W. “Microwave-Enhanced Friedländer Synthesis for the Rapid Assembly of Halogenated Quinolines with Antibacterial and Biofilm Eradication Activities against Drug Resistant and Tolerant Bacteria.” Med. Chem. Commun., 2017, 8, 720-724.

2016 MedChemComm Hot Article; Invited for Themed Issue: “New Talent: Americas”

Zuo R.; Garrison A. T.; Basak A.; Zhang P.; Huigens III, R. W.; Ding Y. “In vitro antifungal and antibiofilm activities of halogenated quinoline analogues against Candida albicans and Cryptococcus neoformans.” Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents, 2016, 48, 208-211.

Garrison, A. T.; Abouelhassan, Y.; Norwood IV, V. M.; Kallifidas, D.; Bai, F.; Nguyen, M.; Rolfe, M. Burch, G. M., Jin, S., Luesch, H.; Huigens III, R. W. “Structure-Activity Relationships of a Diverse Class of Halogenated Phenazines that Targets Persistent, Antibiotic-Tolerant Bacterial Biofilms and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.” J. Med. Chem., 2016, 59, 3808-3825.

Garrison, A. T.; Abouelhassan, Y.; Kallifidas, D.; Bai, F.; Ukhanova, M.; Mai, V.; Jin, S.; Luesch, H.; Huigens III, R. W. “Halogenated Phenazines that Potently Eradicate Biofilms, MRSA Persister Cells in Non-Biofilm Cultures and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 14819-14823.

Abouelhassan, Y.; Garrison, A. T.; Bai, F.; Norwood IV, V. M.; Nguyen, M.; Jin, S.; Huigens III, R. W. “A Phytochemical-Halogenated Quinoline Combination Therapy Strategy for the Treatment of Pathogenic Bacteria.” ChemMedChem, 2015, 10, 1157-1162.

Garrison, A. T.; Bai, F.; Abouelhassan, Y.; Paciaroni, N. G.; Jin, S.; Huigens III, R.W. “Bromophenazine Derivatives with Potent Inhibition, Dispersion and Eradication Activities against Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms.” RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 1120-1124.

Abouelhassan, Y.; Garrison, A. T.; Burch, G. M.; Wong, W.; Norwood IV, V. M.; Huigens III, R. W. “Discovery of quinoline small molecules with potent dispersal activities against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms using a scaffold hopping strategy.” Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 2014, 24, 5076-5080.

Contact Information

Email: atgarrison@ufl.edu