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Dr. John Lednicky participates in a Mitre Corporation sponsored workshop in Washington, DC

Dr. John Lednicky and 4 other world renowned virologists were invited to give ‘state-of-the-science’ presentations at a workshop in Washington, DC that was hosted by the Mitre Corporation. The Mitre Corporation is an American not-for-profit organization that manages Federally Funded Research and Development Centers supporting several U.S. government agencies.  Titled…

EGH Faculty to Co-Lead new Center with CDC grant

Four state universities collaborated recently to gain $10M in funding from the Center for Disease Control for the new Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Disease. The center will lead a collaborative research program that will work to prevent the spread of Zika and other diseases from spreading to the United…

Multidisciplinary team reports the isolation of Enterovirus D68 from the plasma of a Haitian child with pneumonia

A multidisciplinary team composed of researchers from the College of Public Health and Health Professions (Dept of Environmental and Global Health and Dept. of Health Services Research, Management, and Policy), Haiti (Christianville Foundation School Clinic), Italy (Dept. of Infectious Parasitic and Immunomediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome), the College…

Zika Virus Vaccine Development Stalled by Concerns Over Marketability

Read about the newest developments in the efforts to market a Zika virus vaccine in this conversation with Dr. John Lednicky and The Contagion’s Brian Dunleavy here. Click here to read the first portion of their conversation, “Experts Urge United States to be Proactive, Not Reactive, in Response…

Dr. John Lednicky Finds Flu Mutation That Targets Young People

Recently, Dr. John Lednicky of the College of Global and Environmental Health, along with Dr. Glenn Morris of the Emerging Pathogens Institute, discovered a mutation in a common H1N1 virus that allowed it to infect the patients’ lower respiratory tracts. Typically, flu settles in the upper airways of…

Dr. John Lednicky and colleagues in Virus Genes journal

John Lednicky and his colleagues Janet Butel, Maya Luetke, and Julia Loeb published an article entitled “Complete genomic sequence of a new Human polyomavirus 9 strain with an altered noncoding control region” in the journal Virus Genes. (DOI) 10.1007/s11262-014-1119-z. This is the first complete Human polyomavirus 9 (HPyV-9) genome to…

Dr. John Lednicky gives talk on airborne virus sampling

Dr. John Lednicky gave a talk entitled “Collection of viable airborne viruses using air samplers” for the Biomedical Education Seminar Series of the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Florida, on 7 February 2014. He discussed the concept of aeroplankton, technical difficulties regarding air sampling for viable airborne…

Dr. Lednicky et al. discovered Human coronavirus NL63 (HCoV-NL63) in commercially sold primary human renal proximal tubule epithelial cells (RPTEC)

Dr. Lednicky et al. discovered Human coronavirus NL63 (HCoV-NL63) in commercially sold primary human renal proximal tubule epithelial cells (RPTEC). They then proved the virus replicates in primary RPTEC and human renal epithelial cells. HCoV-NL63 is known as a medium-virulence respiratory virus, but has not been associated with human kidney disease. However, genetically related viruses…

Faculty Professional Skills

Professional skills Faculty member Microbiology Ali Molecular biology Ali Cholera and diarrheal pathogens Ali Environmental persistence of diarrheal pathogens Ali Pathogen / contaminant exposure assessments with aquatic animals, including gross and histopathology Kane Behavioral toxicology Kane Aquatic toxicology Kane Aquatic microbiology Kane…

Dr. John Lednicky detects novel human rhinovirus ‘c’ genotype

Dr. Nick Knowles, Chair of the ICTV (International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses) Picornaviridae Study Group, informed Dr. John Lednicky that the Human Rhinovirus type C strain he detected and sequenced (HRV-C JAL-1/USA/2010) belongs to a novel genotype which has been designated HRV-C51.   So far, the virus described by…

John Lednicky, PhD

Research Professor Office: HPNP 4155 Phone: 352-273-9204 Email: jlednicky@phhp.ufl.edu   Areas of Expertise Microbiology Virology Current CV   About Dr. John Lednicky John Lednicky has BS, MS, and PhD degrees in microbiology. After graduation with…