The Emerging Pathogens Institute was created in 2006 to provide a world-class research environment to facilitate interdisciplinary studies of the emergence and control of Human PathogensAnimal Pathogens, and Plant Pathogens of concern to Florida, the nation and the world.

New and re-emerging diseases threaten Florida’s tourism, health and economy, which are particularly vulnerable due to the state’s mild climate and diverse agriculture. Weather patterns, commercial plant imports, and annual global visitors, all have the potential to unwittingly carry pathogens from other countries into our state.

To learn about the Emerging Pathogens Institute’s latest research, view our EPI News page or Faculty Members on any interested field of study.