Title: Professor
College/Institute: Department of Pathology; College of Medicine
Research interests: Molecular epidemiology, intra-host virus evolution, and the application of phylogenetic and population genetic methods to the study of human and simian pathogenic virusespolysaccharides, and environmental persistence of Vibrios
Curriculum vitae: PDF

Marco Salemi, Ph.D. was a Marie-Curie fellow at the Rega Institute of the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) between 1996-1999. He received his PhD in Science from the Catholic University of Leuven in 1999 and has worked as a post-doctoral scientist at the University of California, Irvine, USA, with Walter M. Fitch, one of the founding fathers of modern phylogenetics. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Pathology of the University of Florida College of Medicine and faculty member of the Emerging Pathogens Institute. His research interests include molecular epidemiology, intra-host virus evolution, and the application of phylogenetic and population genetic methods to the study of human and simian pathogenic viruses. He has published more than 60 papers in peer reviewed journals including Nature, Nature Medicine and PNAS and is editor of “The Phylogenetic Handbook: a practical approach to phylogenetic analysis and hypothesis testing,” one of the major textbooks on molecular phylogenetics.

Contact information:
Emerging Pathogens Institute
University of Florida
P.O. Box 100009
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0009
Voice: (352) 273-9567
Fax: (352) 273-9430

Email: salemi@pathology.ufl.edu