About Us - DRI, SNHD, SNWA, and UNLV

Dr. Duane Moser

DRI Collaborator - Associate Research Professor, Microbiology

Dr. Cassius Lockett

SNHD Collaborator - SNHD Director of Disease Surveillance and Control

Kimberly Franich

SNHD Collaborator - Communicable Disease Manager

Lei Zhang

SNHD Collaborator - Public Health Informatics Manager

Dr. Dan Gerrity

SNWA Collaborator - Principle Research Microbiologist

Dr. Katerina Papp

SNWA Collaborator - Research Microbiologist

Dr. Edwin Oh

UNLV PI

Dr. Van Vo

UNLV Co-PI

Lanie Chang

UNLV Lab Manager

Dr. Richard Tillett

UNLV Bioinformatician

Dr. Tony Harrington

UNLV Postdoctoral Fellow

Shirley Shen

UNLV NGS Manager

Hayley Baker

UNLV Manager

Liz Dahlmann

UNLV Manager

Michael Moshi

UNLV Manager

Nabih Ghani

UNLV Research Assistant

Moonis Ghani

UNLV Research Assistant

Tiffany Familara

UNLV Research Assistant

Sage Boss

UNLV Research Assistant

Jose Itorralba

UNLV Research Assistant

Natnael Basazinew

UNLV Research Assistant

Fritz Vanderford

UNLV Research Assistant

Audrey Huntsinger

UNLV Outreach Coordinator

Tiffany Chen

UNLV Program Coordinator

Dr. Jorge Fonseca

UNLV Computer Science

Ryan Backman

UNLV CS Web Developer

Shizhao Wang

UNLV CS Web Developer

Alleyn Murphy

UNLV CS Web Developer

Justin Negron

UNLV CS Web Developer

Publications

  1. SARS-CoV-2 variant detection at a university dormitory using wastewater genomic tools. Vo V, Tillett RL, Chang CL, Gerrity D, Betancourt WQ, Oh EC. Sci Total Environ. 2022 Jan 20;805:149930. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.149930. Epub 2021 Sep 7. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34536875/
  2. Oh, Edwin and Vo, Van and Tillett, Richard and Papp, Katerina and Gerrity, Daniel, Identification of Highly Transmissible Sars-Cov-2 Variants in Sewage Predicts Clinical Disease Burden. Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3970766
  3. Early-pandemic wastewater surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in Southern Nevada: Methodology, occurrence, and incidence/prevalence considerations. Gerrity D, Papp K, Stoker M, Sims A, Frehner W. Water Res X. 2021 Jan 1;10:100086. doi: 10.1016/j.wroa.2020.100086. Epub 2020 Dec 31. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7774458/
  4. Longitudinal monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater using viral genetic markers and the estimation of unconfirmed COVID-19 cases. Li L, Mazurowski L, Dewan A, Carine M, Haak L, Guarin TC, Dastjerdi NG, Gerrity D, Mentzer C, Pagilla KR.Sci Total Environ. 2022 Jan 10;817:152958. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.152958. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35016937/
  5. Gerrity D, Papp K, Pecson BM. Pathogen Peak ´┐ŻAveraging´┐Ż in Potable Reuse Systems: Lessons Learned from Wastewater Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2. ACS EST Water. Published online January 12, 2022. doi:10.1021/acsestwater.1c00378 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsestwater.1c00378

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