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Carla Mavian, PhD 
Virologist
352-273-9419
cmavian@ufl.edu
Emerging Pathogens Institute
2055 Mowry Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32601



I am a virologist trained in phylodynamics, molecular epidemiology, and with the expertise in next-generation sequencing (NGS). I am originally from Italy, I studied biotechnologies at the University of Padova, and I obtained my Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the University of Madrid in Spain. During my dissertation, I characterized novel poxviral and iridoviral strains both in vitro and in vivo, as well as, sequenced their genome using 454-Roche and Illumana technologies to find novel viral genes involved in virulence and immunomodulation. I started my first PostDoc at the University of Florida in 2014 in Dr. Maureen Goodenow’s lab where I was introduced to the HIV biomedical field. After two years, I joined Dr. Marco Salemi’s lab to continue my research in HIV and to expand it to other pathogens. I am currently studying the intra-host evolution of SIV and HIV, as well as the inter-host evolution of the cholera epidemic in Haiti, and of arboviruses such as Zika, Dengue or Chikungunya viruses. In January 2017, I was awarded the Thomas H. Maren Postdoctoral Award to further expand my research in the HIV field characterizing microRNA profiles in blood and saliva and identify new non-invasive clinical biomarkers. In my free time I like to travel, go to shows, cook especially Italian food, ride my bike, do pilates and yoga and I especially enjoy the springs and the beaches of Florida.



I am a virologist trained in phylodynamics, molecular epidemiology, and with the expertise in next-generation sequencing (NGS). I am originally from Italy, I studied biotechnologies at the University of Padova, and I obtained my Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the University of Madrid in Spain. During my dissertation, I characterized novel poxviral and iridoviral strains both in vitro and in vivo, as well as, sequenced their genome using 454-Roche and Illumana technologies to find novel viral genes involved in virulence and immunomodulation. I started my first PostDoc at the University of Florida in 2014 in Dr. Maureen Goodenow’s lab where I was introduced to the HIV biomedical field. After two years, I joined Dr. Marco Salemi’s lab to continue my research in HIV and to expand it to other pathogens. I am currently studying the intra-host evolution of SIV and HIV, as well as the inter-host evolution of the cholera epidemic in Haiti, and of arboviruses such as Zika, Dengue or Chikungunya viruses. In January 2017, I was awarded the Thomas H. Maren Postdoctoral Award to further expand my research in the HIV field characterizing microRNA profiles in blood and saliva and identify new non-invasive clinical biomarkers. In my free time I like to travel, go to shows, cook especially Italian food, ride my bike, do pilates and yoga and I especially enjoy the springs and the beaches of Florida.