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Dr. Srivastava’s research has been focused on the following two parvoviruses, the non-pathogenic adeno-associated virus (AAV), and a common human pathogen, the parvovirus B19, and the development of recombinant parvovirus vectors in human gene therapy.

Principal Investigator

Arun Srivastava, PhD

Dr. Srivastava is George H. Kitzman Professor of Genetics and Chief of Division of Cellular and Molecular Therapy in the Department of Pediatrics, and Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, and Powell Gene Therapy Center. He also serves as Assistant Director of the University of Florida General Clinical Research Center.

Arun Srivastava

UF Pediatric News

Pediatricians encouraged to discuss gun safety

Alexandra K. Byrne, MD, a pediatric resident at the University of Florida College of Medicine, presented findings from a study showing that staff training programs and providing education materials about gun…

Following backlash and support, school board extends mask mandate in Alachua County Public Schools

Dr. Desmond Schatz, the interim physician-in-chief at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, said the mandate is a matter of right and wrong. “We need to put moral considerations ahead of…

Alachua County schools see COVID-19 infections, exposures drop

Adrienne Mott-Young, an UF Health Pediatrician and member of the school district’ Scientific Health Advisory Committee, said the county positivity rate should be less than 3% before the school district decides to…

Protect your family this flu season by getting vaccinated

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination coverage for the flu dropped throughout the 2020-2021 season. Following social distancing guidelines, improved hand hygiene and proper masking led to decreased rates of flu…