Dr Julian Villabona-Arenas

Research Fellow in phylogenetics
Julian.Villabona-Arenas [at] lshtm.ac.uk

Julian is a biologist interested in studying the evolutionary dynamics of viruses and translating this knowledge to public health.

His research focuses on the evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases. Julian interested in phylogenetic methods of sequence analysis that combine genetic, spatial and ecological information. he is also keen to promote knowledge and technology transfer to developing countries. Previously, he studied Dengue virus spread at regional & global scales, and HIV drug resistance emergence & evolution in Sub-Saharan Africa. His current project concerns HIV phylogenetics and HIV eclipse phase dynamics in the UK cohort.