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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Robert Cook, MD, MPH

Professor and Center Director

Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Health Professions

  • HIV
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Diverse populations

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Cynda Crawford, DVM, PhD

Fredrica Saltzman Endowed Professorship Chair in Shelter Medicine

Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Pathogenesis and epidemiology of canine respiratory pathogens in shelters
  • Development and validation of diagnostic assays for canine respiratory and gastrointestinal pathogens

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Derek Cummings, MS, MHS, PhD


Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Epidemiology
  • Disease transmission
  • Arboviruses
  • Viral infections
  • Respiratory infections

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Daniel Czyz, PhD

Assistant Professor

Microbiology and Cell Science, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Bacteriophages
  • Proteostasis
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Microbiota

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Michelle Danyluk, PhD


Food Science and Human Nutrition, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

  • Food safety
  • Produce
  • Salmonella
  • E. coli
  • L. monocytogenes

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Michael Dark, DVM, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor / Executive Director

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

  • Pathology
  • Bacteriology
  • Genomics
  • Informatics
  • Oncology

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Cleverson de Souza, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVP

Associate Professor

Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Machine learning applied to cancer diagnostic in companion animals
  • Peptide vaccines against bovine paratuberculosis
  • Canine macrophages

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Sally DeNotta, DVM, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Equine infectious disease
  • Equine event outbreak
  • Point-of-care diagnostics

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Yousong Ding, PhD

Associate Professor

Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy

  • Natural products
  • Synthetic biology
  • Antibiotics
  • New target
  • Drug resistance

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Rhoel Dinglasan, PhD, MPH, MPhil


Infectious Diseases & Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Malaria
  • Arbovirus
  • Vector biology & ecology
  • Systems biology of vector-borne diseases
  • Global one health