Faculty Profiles

Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation (CEDB) faculty contact and bio information.


Dr. Wade Jeffrey

  • Position: Director of CEDB, Professor of Biology
  • Department: CEDB/Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 70
  • Personal UWF Website

Dr. Wade Jeffrey has a PH.D. in Marine Science from the University of South Florida, MS in Marine Science from the USF and a BS in Biology from the Virginia Tech.

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Dr. Jane Caffrey

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: CEDB/Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 62D
  • Personal UWF Website

Dr. Jane M. Caffrey is a Professor in UWF’s Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation. She studies estuarine nutrient biogeochemistry and the cycling of oxygen, nitrogen and phosphorus in estuarine and coastal environments.

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Dr. Jeff Eble

  • Position: Research Assistant Professor and GIREC Research Coordinator
  • Department: Biology & CEDB
  • Office Location:  Building 6

Dr. Jeff Eble is a Research Assistant Professor and Research Coordinator for the Gulf Islands Research and Education Center, and he teaches undergraduate courses in Marine Science, Genetics, and related topics.

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Dr. Joe Lepo

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: CEDB/Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 62G
  • Personal UWF Website

Dr. Joe Eugene Lepo conducts research within the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation (CEDB) where he is Director of the Wetlands Research Laboratory. He is also a Professor of Microbiology in the Biology Department.

Dr. Jim Spain

  • Position: Research Professor
  • Department: CEDB
  • Office Location:  Building 6, Room 106

Dr. Spain is a research professor with a PhD in Microbiology and Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Dr. Lisa Waidner

  • Position: Research Assistant Professor
  • Department: CEDB/Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 108

Dr. Waidner does research on environmental microbiology, microbial ecology, and bioremediation studies in oceans, coastal waters, inland bays and rivers.

Emeritus Faculty

CEDB department emeritus faculty contact and bio information.


  • Dr. Ranga Rao Krothapalli

    • Position: Professor Emeritus
    • Department: CEDB
    • Office Location: Building 58 Room 70
    • rrao@uwf.edu
    • 8504742060

Additional CEDB Associates

CEDB post-doctoral research associates and lab associates contact information.


  • Florian Cesbron

  • Lisa Nigro

    • Position: Post-Doctoral Research Associate
    • Department: CEDB
    • Office Location: Building 6, Room 107
    • lnigro@uwf.edu
    • 8504742031
  • Barbara B. Albrecht

  • Jeremy Bosso

    • Position: Associate, Wetlands Research Lab Manager
    • Department: CEDB
    • Office Location: Building 83, Room 109
    • jbosso@uwf.edu
    • 8508576096
  • Whitney Bretana

    • Position: Assistant, Wetlands Research Lab
    • Department: CEDB
    • Office Location: Building 83, Room 110
    • wbretana@uwf.edu
    • 8508576061
  • James R. Burkhalter

  • Melissa Ederington Hagy

  • John Harmuth

    • Position: Associate, Wetlands Research Lab
    • Department: CEDB
    • Office Location: Building 83, Room 109
    • jharmuth@uwf.edu
    • 8508576096
  • Joseph A. Moss

  • Dr. K. Ranga Rao

    • Position: Research Professor Emeritus
    • Department: CEDB
    • Office Location: Building 58, Room 70
    • rrao@uwf.edu
    • 8504742060
  • Dr. Richard A. Snyder

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