Elizabeth Scherbatskoy

PhD Student Elizabeth ScherbatskoyPhD Student

Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology

Major Advisor: Thomas Waltzek, DVM, PhD 

Office Location: APL 211


(352) 273-9090



  • BS – Biology; Environmental Science – Eckerd College, 2013

Honors & Awards

  • UF Alumni Fellow (2016-2020)
  • 8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health, 1st place oral presentation (2018)
  • UF CVM Phi Zeta Research Day, 1st place oral presentation (2018)
  • 43rd Eastern Fish Health Workshop, 1st place oral presentation (2018)
  • North Florida Marine Science Symposium, 1st place oral presentation (2018)

Research Interests

My research focuses on a novel picornavirus isolated from clownfish, with the goal of determining its pathogenicity, as well as developing and validating molecular techniques for its detection.

Laboratory Experience

  • PCR & qPCR
  • Cell Culture
  • Histopathology
  • Genome Assembly

About Me

Outside of the lab, I enjoy rock climbing, yoga, tending to my horde of houseplants, and spending quality time with my dog, cat, and fish.


Updated 4 January 2019


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