Arun Srivastava, PhD
Dr. Srivastava is George H. Kitzman Professor of Genetics and Chief of Division of Cellular & Molecular Therapy in the Department of Pediatrics, and Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, and Powell Gene Therapy Center. He also serves as Assistant Director of the University of Florida General Clinical Research Center.
He received his PhD degree from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. After completing his postdoctoral training at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, he worked as a Research Associate at the University of Florida. For nearly two decades, he was on the faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, where he rose to the rank of Professor. He was recruited back to the University of Florida in 2004. He has mentored 5 Clinical Fellows and 31 Postdoctoral Fellows. Two students have graduated with MS degrees, and 5 students have received their PhD degrees from his laboratory.
His research activities are currently supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. He has also been awarded 3 US patents on his research on human parvoviruses and their potential use as vectors in human gene therapy. He currently serves on two NIH Study Sections and he is a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Cancer Research Foundation and Prevention of America. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Virology, Gene Therapy, Human Gene Therapy, Recent Patents on DNA and Gene Sequences, and Gene Therapy and Molecular Biology.