The Emerging Pathogens Institutes has members that span among 11 different colleges and units at the University of Florida. With more than 250 distinguished faculty members, EPI supports the best minds. Biologists, epidemiologists, geographers, biostatisticians, mathematicians, physicians, veterinarians and other scientists create the strong collaborative spirit of EPI.

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Soohyoun (Soo) Ahn, PhD


Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN), College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS)

  • Food safety
  • Foodborne pathogens
  • Sensors
  • Detection

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Andrew Allison, PhD

Assistant Professor of Veterinary Virology

Comparative, Diagnostic, and Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Wildlife virology
  • Virus evolution and emergence
  • Host range and cross-species transmission

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David Allred, PhD


Infectious Diseases and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Babesia spp.
  • Tick-borne diseases
  • Immune evasion
  • Antigenic variation
  • Cell biology

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Barry Alto, PhD

Associate Professor, Association Director (FMEL)

Entomology and Nematology, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

  • Mosquito ecology
  • Invasive species
  • Arbovirology

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Benjamin Anderson, MPH, PhD, CPH

Assistant Professor

Environmental and Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions

  • Epidemiology
  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Virology
  • Global health
  • Zoonoses

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Jennifer Andrew, PhD

Margaret A. Ross Professor

Materials Science and Engineering, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

  • Nanomedicine
  • Hydrogels
  • Nanocomposites

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Jennifer Applebaum, PhD

Assistant Professor

Environmental and Global Health, College of PHHP

  • Human-animal interaction
  • One Health
  • Social determinants of health
  • Health disparities
  • HIV

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Thomas Bannister, PhD

Research Professor

Molecular Medicine - UF Scripps, The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology

  • Drug discovery
  • Antiviral agents
  • Anticancer agents
  • Neurogegenerative diseases
  • Medicinal chemistry

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Christopher Batich, PhD


Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

  • Mosquito control
  • Advanced wound dressings
  • Polymeric biomaterials

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Ozgur Batuman, PhD

Associate Professor/Plant Pathologist

Plant Pathology, IFAS/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

  • Plant viruses
  • Pathogen-host-vector interactions
  • Resistance breaking
  • Integrated pest management
  • Insect viruses