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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

UF Health pediatric expert answers questions about COVID-19 booster shots for kids ages 12-15

As cases of the omicron variant continue to surge, two federal agencies have approved booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-old children.  Sonja A. Rasmussen, M.D.,…

Take these steps to protect Florida’s children against COVID-19

As chairs of pediatrics in Florida’s medical schools, we are unified in our fight to protect Florida’s children against COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, deaths and long-term sequelae.

Covid Vaccine Booster Shots Are Here for Kids Ages 12 and Up — Here’s What Parents Need to Know Right Now

Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, a pediatrics and epidemiology professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine and College of Public Health, says parents need to get their children better masks.

Reghan’s Story: How a Turner syndrome diagnosis led to new career goal

Sixteen-year-old Reghan Dukes longed for answers. She was only 4 foot, 5 inches tall, and she had never had a menstrual cycle. Her mom was concerned, and after a few…