The Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI), created in 2006, provides a research environment to facilitate interdisciplinary studies of emergence and control of human, animal and plant pathogens. Major areas of research include vector-borne diseases, influenza, tuberculosis, enteric and foodborne illnesses, and antibiotic resistance. EPI is housed in an 88K square foot research building dedicated for institute use. It has 50 faculty offices, 150 spaces for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and multiple conference rooms (including a 70-seat seminar room). The Institute has over 200 affiliated faculty, from 11 different UF Colleges, with collaborations in over 70 countries.
EPI Faculty are committed to the goal of reducing the impact of infectious diseases on health and well being. The Emerging Pathogens Institute Community Council, or EPIC, is a vehicle allowing EPI researchers to interact with the larger community.