Dale Warren Griffin
Dale received a B.S. in Microbiology in 1990 from the University of South Florida (USF). In December of 1994 he received a Master of Science in Public Health, with a research focus on methods development for the detection of two pathogenic protozoa (Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia) in environmental samples, from the College of Public Health, USF (major advisor, Dr. Joan B. Rose). In December of 1999 he received a Doctorate of Philosophy with a research focus on the use of molecular methods for detection of water quality indicator microorganisms and pathogenic viruses in fresh and marine waters from the Department of Marine Sciences, USF, St. Petersburg, Florida (major advisor, Dr. Joan B. Rose). In his first Post Doctoral position at USF’s College of Marine Science, he worked with Dr. John H. Paul III on human enterovirus detection assays, marine lysogeny and isolation of viruses lytic to the red-tide agent Karenia brevis. In his second Post Doctoral position at the USGS in St. Petersburg Florida, he worked with Dr. Eugene A. Shinn on a NASA funded grant to study microbiology and public health issues associated with atmospheric transatlantic transport of African dust to the Caribbean and Americas. Dale is currently employed by the USGS as an environmental public health microbiologist and is working on methods development for isolation of microbes from various environments.