Working toward one Global Health
The Emerging Pathogens Institute was created in 2006 to provide a world-class research environment to facilitate interdisciplinary studies of emergence and control of human, animal and plant pathogens of concern to Florida, the nation and the world. University of Florida faculty and researchers came together after recognizing a need for a facility that could drive pathogen-related research in Florida.
Meet the director
Dr. J. Glenn Morris became the director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute when it established in 2006.
“Controlling the spread of new diseases in the 21st century require global vision. Microorganisms do not respect state or national boundaries. Only by understanding the global picture can we anticipate and prevent problems in Florida.”
~ Dr. J. Glenn Morris, Jr.
To facilitate a world class research and training environment that promotes the interdisciplinary study of the emergence, impacts, and control of human, animal and plant pathogens of concern to Florida and the world.
Research. Education. Outreach. From the molecular level to ecosystems, the EPI will lead the fight against infectious diseases.