Harsh Bais

Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences · University of Delaware

Prof. Bais conducts research in plant signaling – how plants recognize and communicate with one another.

Plant-Microbe Interactions Plant Biology Plant Signaling Root Exudation Plant and Soil Sciences and Horticulture

Mary Anne Amalaradjou, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor · University of Connecticut

Mary Anne Amalaradjou is a microbiologist with laboratory work focused on food safety and gut health

Inflammation Microbiome Gut Health Probiotics Food Safety

Dennis D’Amico, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Animal Science Food Safety · University of Connecticut

Dennis D'Amico's research and outreach efforts focus on improving the safety and quality of milk and value-added dairy products.

Dairy Science Dairy Industry Food Microbiology Food Safety Standards Food Science

Joleah Lamb

Assistant Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology · UC Irvine

Joleah Lamb's research focuses on natural buffers for mitigating infectious diseases that threaten coral reefs in coastal regions.

Coral Reefs Ecosystems Conservation Biology Ocean Health Ocean Pollution Disease Ecology

Gregory Glass

Professor · University of Florida

Gregory Glass focuses on understanding infectious disease systems: the agents, hosts and environmental sources.

Medical Geography Global Health Microbiology & Immunology

Shannon Manning

MSU Foundation Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Expert in Microbial Pathogenesis and Molecular Epidemiology

Coronavirus Molecular Epidemiology Microbiology Escherichia coli Group B Streptococcus

John Lednicky

Research Professor · University of Florida

John Lednicky focuses on microbiology and molecular biology, various bacteria, fungi and viruses, including influenza and coronaviruses.

Airborne Transmission Zoonotic Diseases West Nile Virus Infectious Disease Airborne Disease

Afsar Ali

Research Associate Professor · University of Florida

Afsar Ali researches disease spillover from environment to humans and how to mitigate cholera and diarrheal diseases.

Diarrheal Disease Cholera Algal Blooms Flesh Eating Bacteria Environmental Disasters

Wei-Ning Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Aerosol-enabled technologies towards addressing critical challenges in the sectors of energy, the environment, and human health.

Aerosol science and technology Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Environmental Science and Technology Heterogeneous Catalysis Materials Science and Engineering

Derek Cummings

Professor · University of Florida

Derek Cummings’ research on emerging pathogens has included studies of MERS, Ebola and novel influenza.

Emerging Pathogens Immunology of Infectious Diseases Global Health Ebola Influenza

Dr. Susan Huang

Professor and Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention, Department of Medicine, Division of Infection Diseases · UCI Health

Dr. Huang’s is one of the nation's leading experts on clinical epidemiology of highly antibiotic-resistant organisms.

MRSA Pandemics Epidemiology and Infection Prevention Infectious Diseases Antimicrobial Resistance

Monica Embers

Assistant Professor, Division of Bateriology and Parasitology · Tulane University

Professor Embers specializes in Lyme disease.

Cell Culture Antibiotic Resistance Lyme Disease Research Lyme Disease Antibiotics

Sadie Ryan

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Sadie Ryan is a medical geographer and disease ecologist.

Climate-health Dengue Global change and disease Malaria Ticks

Mary Lusk

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Mary Lusk focuses her research on well water and septic system.

Urban Water Quality, Stormwater, and Low Impact Development for Urban Areas Onsite Wastewater Treatment (Septic Systems) Urban Fertilizer Ordinances Pathogens in Water Bodies Urban Agriculture

Kali Kniel

Professor, Microbial Food Safety · University of Delaware

Prof. Kniel’s laboratory explores issues of food safety and public health that involve transmission of viruses and pathogenic bacteria.

Food Systems Pathogenic Bacteria Food Safety Public Health Microorganisms

Dr Simon Underdown

Reader in Biological Anthropology in the Human Origins and Paleo-Environments Research Group · Oxford Brookes University

He researches human evolution - examining ancient DNA to reconstruct past human and animal life.

Public Engagement in Science Human Evolution Anthropology Ancient DNA Genetics

Swati Agrawal

Assistant Professor · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Agrawal's research focuses on protozoan pathogens that cause serious diseases like African sleeping sickness and Toxoplasmosis.

Molecular Biology (CRISPR-cas9 gene editing) Microscopy (Fluorescence, Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy) Biochemistry Bioinformatics Biomolecular Visualization (PyMOL, MolStar, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality)

Robert Quinn

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry · Michigan State University

Robert Quinn's current research is on how the human microbiome is a consortium of microorganisms living on and in our bodies.

Bile Acid Metabolomics Microorganisms Microbiology Environmental and Evolutionary Biology

Dennis Wright, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry · University of Connecticut

Prof. Dennis Wright is an expert in medicinal pharmacy, therapeutic development for infectious disease and cancer.

Drug Design Infectious Disease Cancer Medicinal Chemistry

John R. Cooley, MBA, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Residence · University of Connecticut

John R. Cooley studies speciation and species distributions, using cicada species as model organisms.

Cicadas Speciation Species Distribution Modeling Ecology and Evolutionary Biology