SEER Lab has full-time faculty and staff and adjunct faculty providing a wide range of skills in GIS, remote sensing, microbiology, molecular biology, pathogen detection and characterization, laboratory safety, and wildlife ecology
Dr. Jason K. Blackburn, SEER Lab Director, Associate Professor Geography, Principal Investigator at the Emerging Pathogens Institute
Phone: 352-273-9374 EPI; 352-294-7501 Geography
Dr. Ted Hadfield, Adjunct Professor Geography (joint with Emerging Pathogens Institute) & Courtesy Appointment Infectious Diseases and Pathology at UF VetMed
Dr. Matthew Van Ert, EPI Adjunct Professor and SEER Lab Molecular Evolution & Genetics Lead
Rebecca M. Shuman, MS, Biological Scientist II (Wildlife Biologist)
Cody Griffin, MS, GIS Analyst – Spatial Support and spatio-temporal modeling of Georgian Especially Dangerous Pathogens for the DTRA Funded Cooperative Biological Engagement Program through the Academic Engagement Program.
Catherine Haase, PhD, Spatial Analyst/R Code developer for the DTRA Academic Engagement Program and NIH R01.
Dr. Juan Pablo Gomez is focused on the development a dynamic model to estimate R0 for pathogens with environmental persistence as part of the SEER Lab ongoing NIH/NSF EEID R01 project.
Past Postdoctoral Associates
Dr. Karoun Bagamian, SEER postdoc focused on serological studies and disease transmission dynamics. Karoun focused on the serological screening of anthrax exposure in wildlife in Ukraine and the US.
Dr. Nate Royal, SEER postdoc focused on environmental data mining and multi-variate modeling. Nate’s focus was on spatial and environmental patterns of anthrax in Georgia.
Dr. Zaurbek Sagiyev, Kazakh Bolashak Recipient and SEER Lab postdoc 2013. Zaurbek focused on the spatiotemporal and ecological modeling of plague in humans and wild mammals of Kazakhstan.