Erika Somebody

PhD Student

Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine

Major Advisor: Maureen Long, DVM, PhD

Office Location: PO Box 100123, Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 294-4164



  • DVM – University of Florida, 2016
  • MPH – University of Florida, 2016
  • BS – Animal Sciences – University of Florida, 2011

Research Interests

My research focuses on maternal immune and endocrine factors that influence transplacental transmission of Zika virus.


As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Academic Health Center, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.


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