Andrew S. Kane, MS, PhD


Associate Professor

Phone: (352) 273-9090
Office: Room 101 Aquatic Pathobiology (Building 1379)


Areas of Expertise:

  • Aquatic Toxicology and Pathology
  • Aquatic Environmental Health
  • Community-Based Science
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Current CV

About Dr. Andrew Kane

Andrew Kane, Ph.D., is and Associate Professor of the Department of Environmental and Global Health and Director of the UF Aquatic Patholobiology Laboratories. He received his B.S. in Aquatic and Marine Biology from Cornell University in 1981, an M.S. in Aquaculture and Aquatic Animal Health from Ohio State University in 1985, and later received his Ph.D. in Aquatic Toxicology in 1993. Dr. Kane joined the Department in 2007, and is a Joint Associate Professor with the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Physiological Sciences and College of Medicine, Department of Medicine.

Dr. Kane’s research focuses on environmental and public health issues involving the human interface with aquatic and marine systems. Much of his research embraces transdisciplinary collaboration and a community-based approach. With a background in aquatic toxicology and pathology, Dr. Kane’s work examines the effects of contaminants and water quality stressors on biota and host or pathogen interactions.

In his most recent research has focused on seafood safety in the Gulf of Mexico following DWH, behavioral toxicology of fish, effects of legacy pesticides on farm workers, endocrine disruption, sustainable resource restoration and community-based science to support Apalachicola Bay, and the health and safety of Gulf seafood workers. Dr. Kane’s interests include water conservation and reuse, environmental reservoirs in non-tuberculous mycobacteria, teaching and science outreach.

Current Research Interests

  • Aquatic pathology and toxicology
  • Environmental health
  • Low-level stress outcomes in aquatic organisms
  • Behavioral toxicology
  • Infectious diseases including non-tuberculous mycobacteria
  • Water quality
  • Environmental change
  • Zoonoses
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Scientific Communication


  • Bachelor of Science, Aquatic and Marine Biology, Cornell University, 1981
  • Master of Science, Aquaculture / Aquatic Animal Health, The Ohio State University, 1985
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Aquatic Toxicology / Pathobiology, University of Maryland, 1993

Recent Publications

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