Global Pathogen Discovery Lab

About

The Global Pathogens Discovery Laboratory works collaboratively on projects that need microbiology surveillance, identification and discovery. The laboratory was created in response to the need for high quality molecular and culture-based assays to detect, identify, and quantify pathogens, with a particular emphasis on analysis of environmental and animal samples. The founding director, Dr. John Lednicky, has more than 20 years of academic research and industry experience in developing assays to quantify pathogens and identify unknown viruses in environmental, wildlife, and human samples. In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed an in-house rtRT-PCR-based assay to detect SARS-CoV-2 in water, air, and human specimens for research purposes. The Laboratory has dedicated BSL2 space and access to BSL3 suites.

Recent News

Dr. Lednicky’s paper published in Journal of…

“Coronavirus Infectious Disease Epidemic (COVID-19): where we are, what can be done and hope for,” a paper co-authored by Dr. Lednicky, has been…

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Protecting a campus through its wastewater

UF Environmental & Global Health team led by Drs. Joe Bisesi, Tony Maurelli and Tara Sabo-Attwood developed a COVID-19 wastewater surveillance…

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UF Researchers Find Viable Viruses in Aerosols…

August 27, 2020 in Air Resources, Environmental Engineering Sciences, News, Research Highlights GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New…

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