John Griffith

Dr. John F. Griffith is Principal Scientist of the Department of Microbiology and Coordinator of Molecular Technology at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. He received his Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography from the University of Southern California. Dr. Griffith has been at the forefront of research to develop, evaluate and implement methods for rapid assessment of beach water quality, microbial source identification, and detection of waterborne pathogens. Griffith is the author of over 65 articles on use of Foraminifera as bio-indicators, prokaryotic and viral diversity in marine plankton, microbial source tracking, rapid water quality measurement methods, and relationships between microbial water quality indicators and swimming-related illness.

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