John Lednicky

John Lednicky

Research Professor

Department: HP-ENVIRONMENTAL GLOBAL HLTH
Business Phone: (352) 273-9204
Business Email: jlednicky@phhp.ufl.edu

About John Lednicky

John Lednicky has BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Microbiology. After graduation with a BS degree, he worked as a clinical microbiology technician and attained two professional certifications: M(ASCP) and RM(NRCM). For both certifications, his specialty areas were in bacteriology and mycology. Thereafter, he worked with Staphylococcus aureus for his MS degree, and had planned on pursuing a PhD in biochemical physics. Instead, he studied transcription regulation by transcription factor SP1 in a macaque polyomavirus (SV40) model for his PhD work.

Prior to joining the University of Florida, Dr. Lednicky was an assistant professor of pathology at the Loyola Medical Center in Illinois. He then worked in industry, where he engaged in biodefense-related work, aerobiology related to inhalation exposure studies in small animal models, various projects with avian influenza H5N1 and other influenza viruses, and the production of biodiesel from alga.

Dr. Lednicky’s current research focus areas at UF are: (a) aerovirology, (b) virus discovery, (c) virus surveillance with emphasis on arthropod-borne viruses, and (d) influenza virus studies. His laboratory discovered Rhinovirus C-51 and a unique variant of Human polyomavirus 9, and was the first to detect Zika and Mayaro viruses in Haitians. More recently, his laboratory was the first in the world to discover Madariaga and Keystone viruses in humans. His laboratory is also involved with the isolation of viruses that are causing lethal infections in farmed deer of Florida.

Publications

2018 Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
2018 Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
2016 Journal of Aoac International
1999 The Journal of infectious diseases

Grants

Jan 2020 ACTIVE
EVA-GLOBAL (European Virus Archive goes Global) EU project 871029
AIX-MARSEILLE UNIVERSITY · Project Manager
Sep 2019 ACTIVE
Surveillance of mosquito and reservoir animal infection with Keystone virus: a possible cause of human encephalitis
FL DEPT OF AG AND CON SER AG ENV SVC · Project Manager
Aug 2017 ACTIVE
Harnessing Natural Killer T cells to counteract swine influenza
NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD ·
Mar 2017 – Jun 2018
Identification of antiviral therapies for the treatment of Zika virus using existing drugs
FL DEPT OF HLTH ·
Mar 2017 – Mar 2018
Aedes mosquito surveillance and testing for host preference and prevalence of Chikungunya and dengue viruses in vector populations in Southcom AOR
US DEPT OF AG AG RES SVC ·
Mar 2017 – Jun 2018
Multiplexed Detection Platform for Point-of-Service Testing of Zika Virus
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Project Manager
Mar 2017 – Sep 2018
Rapid diagnostic test for Zika virus in dried blood spots with low demands on instrumentation
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Project Manager
Dec 2016 ACTIVE
Southeastern Regional CoE in Vector-Borne Diseases: The Gateway Program
CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION ·
Oct 2016 ACTIVE
Preparedness, research and action network on maternal-pediatric axis of ZIKV infection in Latin America and the Caribbean
PENTA FOUNDATION ·
Sep 2016 – Aug 2018
Entomological Studies of Zika Virus Transmission in Haiti
US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG ·
Jul 2016 ACTIVE
Cholera transmission and evolution in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID · Project Manager
Jun 2016 – May 2019
Development of anti-Salmonella Single-chain Abs as serum diagnostics
DUKE UNIV ·
May 2016 – Mar 2017
Aedes mosquito surveillance and testing to determine host preference and prevalence of Chikungunya and dengue viruses in vector populations in Southcom AOR
US DEPT OF AG AG RES SVC ·
Mar 2016 – Feb 2019
Timely Risk Assessment of Airborne Virus with a Super-Efficient System for Viable Influenza Aerosol Capture
NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID · Project Manager
May 2014 – Apr 2018
IDBR: Type A: Highly Efficient and Rapid Viral Aerosol D
NATL SCIENCE FOU · Project Manager
Mar 2014 – Sep 2019
The Role of Arboviruses as a Cause of Undifferentiated F
DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY · Project Manager
Sep 2013 – Aug 2016
Natural Killer T (NKT) Cell Control of Pandemic Swine In
UF DSR OPPORTUNITY FUND · Project Manager
Jul 2012 – Apr 2018
Contribution of Toll-like Receptors in the Pulmonary Response to?Nanoparticles and Pathogens
NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI · Project Manager
Jul 2006 ACTIVE
21st Century Research & Economic Development Investment Program (REDIP)
STATE UNIV SYS OF FL BOARD OF GOVERNORS · Project Manager

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology
1991 · University of Texas
Master of Science in Microbiology
1984 · University of Missouri
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
1978 · University of Miami

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-9204
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