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Experimental evolution of viruses, mutation rates, virus-host interactions, oncolytic viruses
In my lab at the Science Park of the University of Valencia (find us), we study virus evolution from an experimental approach. Currently, we are investigating how mutation and selection shape the variability and evolution of human viruses and other model viruses. We are also interested in exploring the use of viruses as anti-cancer therapeutic agents. My current interests are focusing on the analysis of virus-virus interactions.
Sanjuán, Ph.D. in Evolutionary Genetics
Tel: +34 963 543 270
Fax: +34 963 543 670
Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia
C/ Catedrático José Beltrán n°2
46980 Paterna, Valencia
José M. Cuevas
José has a PhD in Biology from the University of Valencia (2003). His career has focused on the study of experimental and molecular evolution of viruses. After a 3-year postdoc granted by the Welcome Trust, he returned to Cavanilles Institute as Juan de la Cierva researcher to work on phage and VSV experimental evolution. After a stay at the Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (IBMCP-CSIC) where he analyzed adaptive mechanisms of tobacco etch virus using microarrays and massive sequencing technologies, we returned to Cavanilles Institute to study HIV variability, funded by the ERC and MINECO. He has recently obtained a Ramón y Cajal 5-year tenure at Cavanilles Institute.
did her PhD in our lab and then moved to
Strasbourg for a 3-year postdoc in which she
investigated how adaptive immunity shapes the
genetic diversity of polyomaviruses in renal
transplant patients. She just obtained a 3-year
Juan de la
Cierva senior postdoc contract in our
Jenni has a
Degree in Biotechnology and her PhD focuses on
the origins of genetic diversity inhuman
María just defended a PhD on brain ultrastructure advised by Prof. José M. García-Verdugo at the Universitat de València. He recently joined our lab to analyse the structure of viral infectious units.
VISITORS AND PAST
(Postdoc), April 2013 - June 2015.
Universitat de València, 2016