Charles P. Gerba

Charles Gerba
Professor
Building/Room: 
Vet Sci & Microbiology, 211
Address: 

Department of Soil Water and Environmental Science
The University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210038
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0038

Office Phone: 
(520) 621-6906
Lab Phone: 
(520) 621-6910
Fax: 
(520) 621-1647

Ph.D., Microbiology, 1973, University of Miami, Ccoral Gables, FL
B.S., Microbiology, 1969, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Honors

Beta Beta Beta (biology scholastic honorary)
Epsilon Tau Lambda (adult scholastic honorary: University of Miami) 1969-1972
National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Traineeship 1973
Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology 1993
Waksman Lectureship Fellow, American Society for Microbiology 2005-2007
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science 2009
Fellow, International Water Association 2010
Listed in Who's Who in Technology Today, 1984, 1986, 1989 eds.
Listed in International Who's Who in American Education, 1992-1993, 1995,    1996- 1997, eds.
Listed in Who's Who in the West, 1987-present
Listed in Who's Who in Emerging Leaders in America, 1989-1990, 1991-1992, eds.
Listed in Who's Who in the World, 1989-1995-present
Listed in American Men & Women of Science, 1992-1993, 1996-1997-present
Listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 1992-1993, 1996-1997, eds.
Listed in Who's Who in America, 1994 - present
Listed in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1997-1998-present

Awards

Outstanding Research Scientist Award, College of Agriculture, The University of Arizona 1984

Environmental Science and Engineering Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science 1984

Tribute of Appreciation, Criteria and Standards Division, Office of Drinking Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1984

Service Award for Public Health, Pima County Health Department 1984

Outstanding Team Research Award, College of Agriculture, The University of Arizona 1992

Co-Recipient of Mckee Award (for outstanding contribution to groundwater protection), Water Environmental Federation

Recipient of the A.P. Black Research Award for outstanding contributions 1996
to Water Science, American Water Works Association Honorary Lifetime

Membership Award for dedicated service to the water treatment industry, Water Quality Association 1997

Award of Excellence in Environmental Health for outstanding and innovative research program, The National Association of Country and City Health Officials 1998

Selected as one of the 21 most influential people in the water industry in the 21st century by Water Technology Magazine 2000

Best Paper Published in the Journal of the American Water Works Association, Water Resources

Best Paper Published in the Journal of the American Water Works Association.
Water Science and Research Division 2005

Shah Distinguished Lectureship in Risk Assessment, Stanford University 2005

Quentin Mees Research Award for outstanding research in applied water science Arizona Water Pollution Control Association 2007

Adjunct Professor, Division of Environmental Health, Then University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 2010-

Adjunct Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 2000-

Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 1993-2005

Adjunct Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 1990-

Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 1990-

Associate Professor and Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Science and University Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 1981-1990

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030 1976-1983

Assistant Professor of Environmental Virology, Department of Virology and Epidemiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030 1974-1981

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Virology and Epidemiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030 1973

Environmental Microbiology, gene probes, water reuse, biocolloid transport in subsurfaces, virology, parasitology, risk assessment

Books

Maier, R.M., I.L. Pepper and C.P. Gerba. 2008. Environmental Microbiology. Second Edition. Academic Press, NY.

Pepper, I. L., C. P. Gerba and M. L. Brusseau. 2006. Environmental and Pollution Science, Second Edition. Academic Press, San Diego.

Pepper, I.L., C.P. Gerba, and J.W. Brendecke. 2004. Environmental Microbiology - A Laboratory Manual. Second Edition. Academic Press, San Diego.

Maier, R.M., I.L. Pepper and C.P. Gerba. 2000. Environmental Microbiology. Academic Press, NY.

Journal Articles

Gerba, C. P. and R. R. Rodriguez. 2010. Adenoviruses. In: Molecular Detection of Human Viral Pathogens. D. Liu (ed.).pp. 891-897. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Gerba, C. P. 2009. The role of water and water testing in produce safety. In: Microbial Safety of Fresh Produce. X. Fan, B. A. Niemira, C. J. Doona, F. E. Feeberry and R. B. Gravanni (eds.). pp.129-142. IFT Press, Ames, IA.

Gerba, C. P. and C. Y. Choi. 2009. Water quality. In: The Produce Contamination Problem. Causes and Solutions. G. M. Sapers, E. B. Solomon and K. R. Matthews. (eds.) pp. 105-118. Academic Press. San Diego, CA.

Gerba, C. P. 2008. Pathogen removal. In: Biological Wastewater Treatment, Modeling and Design. M. Henze, M. C. M. Loosdrecht, G. A. Ekman and D. Brdjanovic (eds.). pp. 221- 243. IWA Publishing, London.

Gerba, C. P. 2008. Adenoviruses. Encyclopedia of Public Health. Elsevier, NY., in press.

Gerba, C. P. and C. A. Scott. 2008. Animal and human waste as vehicles for cross-contamination of imported foods. In: Microbiological Issues and Challenges. M. P. Doyle and M. C. Erickson. pp.113-138. ASM Press, Washington, DC.

Gerba, C. P. 2007. Virus occurrence and survival in the environmental waters. In: Human Viruses in Water. A. Bosch, ed. pp. 91-108. Elsevier, Amsterdam.