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Gulf Ecology Division

Stephanie D. Friedman
(850) 934-2468

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; School of Public Health, 2008
  • M.S., Clemson University, SC; Biochemistry, 1993
  • B.S., University of West Florida; Cellular and Molecular Biology, 1983
Current Position
  • Research Microbiologist
Previous Positions
  • 2002 - 2004: Detailed to UNC, Chapel Hill; training in environmental virology
  • 2001: Volunteer shadow in Internal Medicine as a prospective Physician's Assistant
  • 1995: Adjunct Professor of Immunology, University of West Florida
Areas of Specialization
  • Design molecular assays to detect viruses and bacteria discharged into aquatic systems
  • Proficient in PCR, RT-PCR, real-time RT-PCR and bioinformatics
Current Research
  • Developed two molecular assays to detect RNA coliphages as a potential viral indicator of fecal pollution
  • Developing methods to isolate viral populations from nutrient-enriched and non-nutrient enriched ecosystems; the goal is to compare microbial communities that drive and balance these systems

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