Accessing the virus world through metagenomics

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Dr. Karyna Rosario is a research associate at the Marine Genomics Laboratory led by Dr. Mya Breitbart at the University of South Florida. Throughout her career Dr. Rosario has employed metagenomic approaches to describe viral diversity in different environments and organisms. Notable work includes:

Her current research focuses on investigating novel ssDNA viruses in insects and fungi and their evolutionary relationships to vertebrate and plant ssDNA viruses. In addition to her own research, Dr. Rosario oversees undergraduate and graduate student projects in the lab and enjoys participating in outreach activities to teach the general public and K-12 students about environmental microbiology.