April Childress

Supervisor – Dr. Heard



  • Microcentrifuge
  • Cell culture hood
  • Water bath
  • Microwave
  • Hotblock
  • Gel Imager
  • Cell Microscope
  • Incubators
  • Cytospin
  • 15ML Centrifuge
  • Shaker
  • Vortex
  • Biosafety Cabinet/Hood
  • -20 Freezer

Training or Skills

  • RNA/DNA extractions
  • PCR/rt-PCR/qPCR
  • Cell culture
  • Sequence reactions
  • Electrophorisis
  • Gel Extraction
  • Hemaglutin Inhibition Assay

University of Florida


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



Animal Hospitals

Need animal care? Visit the UF Small Animal and Large Animal Hospitals. From dogs, cats, birds and exotics to horses, cattle, llamas, pigs and many other large farm or food animals, our experienced veterinarian staff is ready to assist.

Animal Airwaves

Syndicated Podcast

Animal Airwaves

Animal Airwaves is a daily radio series that features one-minute segments relating to animal health, ranging from insights into animal behavior to veterinary patient care breakthroughs and trends.

Animal Airwaves