Faculty Profiles

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


Dr. Wade Jeffrey

  • Position: Director of CEDB / Distinguished University Professor of Biology / Director of Reubin O'D. Askew Institute of Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Department: CEDB/Biology/AIMS
  • 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 62C
  • 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. 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.

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Dr. Jim Spain

  • Position: Research Professor
  • Department: CEDB/Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 83, Room 118

Professor Spain studies environmental biotechnology in marine, freshwater and subsurface ecosystems to enable elimination of environmental pollution. The emphasis is on discovery and characterization of bacteria that degrade organic chemicals.

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Dr. Lisa Waidner

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: CEDB/Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 62I

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

Emeritus Faculty

Additional CEDB Associates

CEDB Teaching

Combined courses taught by CEDB Faculty
Aquatic Botany Anaerobic Bacteria Anaerobic Clinical
Biochemistry I Biochemistry II Bioinformatics for Biologists
Biology of Protists Biology Seminar Climate Change Biology
Coastal Marine Ecology Ecology Experimental Oceanography
General Microbiology Genetic Engineering Genetics
Marine Biotechnology Marine Field Ecology Marine Microbiology
Microbial Ecology Microbial Physiology Microbiology
Molecular Aquatic Microbial Ecology Molecular Ecology Mycology
Oceanographic Techniques Oceanography Professional Development
Symbiosis Tropical Marine Ecology  

Directed Study Topics:

Bioinformatics

Bio-Mathematical Modeling

Coastal Oceanography

Microbial Ecology

Molecular Biology

Molecular Ecology

Nutrient Cycling in Shallow Estuaries