From agricultural sciences to the study of zoonotics (diseases that spread from animals to humans), the Emerging Pathogens Institute brings together researchers from more than nine University of Florida colleges to tackle problems occurring as close as the citrus groves of Florida to places as far away as the Rift Valley of Kenya.
In bridging scientific disciplines and creating an institute where dynamic researchers can collaborate, we generate opportunities to better understand how diseases interplay between people, animals and environment.
The world’s population is growing and it seems the distance that divides us is shrinking. Just as the ballast water of cruise and cargo ships is capable of carrying microbes from one port to another, so capable are passengers traveling from one airport to the next.
So whether EPI scientists are studying tomatoes sprouting in Florida, coral reef health in Caribbean waters or the international spread of illness via airline passengers, the focus is one global health.
View our new brochure here to see just how much of the map we cover.