Life Sciences

GLENN MORRIS

PROFESSOR & DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA EMERGING PATHOGENS INSTITUTE, GAINESVILLE

The Emerging Pathogens Institute is a free-standing research institute at the University of Florida with a focus on understanding new and emerging micro-organisms that pose a threat to people, animals and plants. Established in 2007, EPI has more than 200 affiliated faculty, with its own specialized research facility. Morris has served as director since the institute was founded.

EDUCATION Rice University (BA), Tulane University School of Medicine (MS, MPH/TM)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I grew up in Bangkok, the son of missionary parents. I saw the immediate impact of epidemics of cholera, dengue and other “emerging” diseases, observations which were a major driver for my career and for the work I do today.
ALTERNATE CAREER? If I hadn’t become a physician and scientist, I probably would be teaching ancient Chinese history (one of my college majors).

Steven Achinger

Watson Clinic

Eduardo Alfonso

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Michael Aubin

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Jason Barrett

Flagler Health+

John Couris

Tampa General Hospital

Michael Crosby

Mote Marine Laboratory

Mark Faulkner

Baptist Health Care

Aurelio Fernandez III

Memorial Healthcare System

David Fitzpatrick

Max Planck Florida

Tommy Inzina

BayCare Health System

Brian Keeley

Baptist Health South Florida

BRETT MCCLUNG

BAPTIST HEALTH OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA

GINA MELBY

JFK MEDICAL CENTER

Glenn Morris

UF Emerging Pathogens Institute

David Nelson

University of Florida

Mark O’Bryant

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Dror Paley

Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute

Terry Shaw

ADVENTHEALTH

David Strong

Orlando Health

DARYL TOL

ADVENTHEALTH/CENTRAL FLORIDA

Douglas VanOort

NeoGenomics

David Verinder

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

Scott Verner

Trividia Health