Olivia Ginn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Olivia Ginn, Ph.D.

I-STEM 1 Room 2040N
302 East Campus Rd
Athens, GA 30602
United States

Pathogen dynamics in air and water

Dr. Ginn’s research addresses humanitarian and environmental challenges related to sanitation, public health and conservation through the integration of engineering, microbiology and environmental science. Specifically, her lab studies the air-water interface in contaminated systems across the globe. Research topics span the characterization and modeling of antimicrobial resistance and pathogens in air and water and the implications for human and environmental health. Dr. Ginn’s lab utilizes advanced methods of target detection and subsequent analyses including digital PCR, metagenomics, and computational modeling. Her interest is driven by a passion to direct humans and natural systems into a synergistic relationship to promote sustainability, resiliency and overall community and environmental health.

  • B.S., Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech 2016
  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech 2021
Professional Appointments

Post-doctoral Research Assistant, University of Notre Dame, 2021-2023

Areas of Expertise

Enteric pathogens, antimicrobial resistance, aerosols


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