Joshua L. Santarpia, PhD

Department Affiliation

Other Affiliations
Research Director, Chemical and Biological Programs, National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI)

Co-Director, Biological Defense and Health Security sub-plan, Office of Graduate Studies, Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA), University of Nebraska Medical Center

Aerosol transmission of disease; detection, measurement and characterization of bioaerosols; atmospheric chemistry of bioaerosols; and bacteriophage for therapeutic and industrial uses.

Education and Training
BS, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, 1997
MS, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2001
PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX,  2005

Notable Publications

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Santarpia, JL, Rivera, DN, Herrera, VL et al. Aerosol and surface contamination of SARS-CoV-2 observed in quarantine and isolation care. Sci Rep 10, 12732 (2020).

Siegrist, CM, Kinahan, SM, Settecerri, T, Greene, AC, Santarpia, JL (2020). CRISPR/Cas9 as an antiviral against Orthopoxviruses using an AAV vector. Sci Rep 10, 19307 (2020).

JL Santarpia, et al. Among authors: St. P. Reid, (2020) The Infectious Nature of Patient-Generated SARS-CoV-2 Aerosol. medRxiv 2020.07.13.20041632;  In Review.

Santarpia, JL, Li, RJ, Collins, DR (2004).  Direct measurement of the hydration state of ambient aerosol populations.  Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 109(D18), 16.  

Hill, SC, Pan, YL, Williamson, C, Santarpia, JL, Hill, HH. (2013). Fluorescence of bioaerosols: mathematical model including primary fluorescing and absorbing molecules in bacteria. Optics Express, 21(19), 22285-22313. 

Pan, YL, Wang, CJ, Hill, SC, Coleman, M, Beresnev, LA, Santarpia, JL, (2014). Trapping of individual airborne absorbing particles using a counterflow nozzle and photophoretic trap for continuous sampling and analysis. Applied Physics Letters, 104(11), 4. 

Santarpia, JL, et al. (2012).  Changes in fluorescence spectra of bioaerosols exposed to ozone in a laboratory reaction chamber to simulate atmospheric aging.  Optics Express, 20(28), 29867-29881.   

Santarpia, JL, (2016). Bioaerosols in the Environment: Populations, Measurement and Processes Aerobiology (pp. 219-247).

Huffman, J, Santarpia, J, (2017). Online Techniques for Quantification and Characterization of Biological Aerosols. Microbiology of Aerosols, 83-114.

Gibbs, SG, et al. Among authors: Santarpia, JL. Review of Literature for Air Medical Evacuation High-Level Containment Transport.  2019 Air medical journal 38 (5), 359-365.