Eduardo Castro-Nallar

Eduardo Castro-Nallar

PhD Student
Address: Innovation Hall
Phone: 571-553-0221
[email protected]

I am interested in molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases in particular fast evolving RNA viruses, bacteria and phage. I’m also interested in genomics and genome sequencing. My dissertation will be related to human and animal pathogens revealing adaptation and demographic processes from phylogenetic patterns at regional and global scales.


PhD, Biological Sciences, The George Washington University (In progress)

BS, Biochemistry, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, 2007

AS, Sciences and Arts, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, 2001


Owen E. Francis, Matthew Bendall, Solaiappan Manimaran, Changjin Hong, Nathan L. Clement, Eduardo Castro-Nallar, Quinn Snell, G. Bruce Schaalje, Mark J. Clement, Keith A. Crandall, and W. Evan Johnson. 2013. Pathoscope: Species identification and strain attribution with unassembled sequencing data. Genome Res. gr.150151.112Published in Advance July 10, 2013, doi:10.1101/gr.150151.112

Smith, K. C., Castro-Nallar, E., Fisher, J. N., Breakwell, D. P., Grose, J. H., & Burnett, S. H. (2013). Phage cluster relationships identified through single gene analysis. BMC Genomics, 14(1), 1–1. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-410

Raabya Rossenkhan, Iain MacLeod, Theresa Sebunya, Eduardo Castro-Nallar, Mary McLane, Rosemary Musonda, Berhanu Gashe, Vlad Novitsky, and M. Essex. 2013.

Tat Exon 1 Exhibits Functional Diversity During HIV-1 Subtype C Primary Infection. Journal of Virology. Under revision.

Pérez-Losada, M., Cabezas, P., Castro-Nallar, E., Crandall, K. 2013. Pathogen typing in the genomics era: MLST and the future of molecular epidemiology. Infection, Genetics, and Evolution. In press.

Castro-Nallar, E., Crandall, K.A., Perez-Losada, M., 2012. Genetic diversity and molecular epidemiology of HIV transmission. Future Virology 7, 239-252.

Castro-Nallar, E., Chen, H., Gladman, S., Moore, S.C., Seemann, T., Powell, I.B., Hillier, A., Crandall, K.A., Chandry, P.S., 2012. Population Genomics and Phylogeography of an Australian Dairy Factory Derived Lytic Bacteriophage. Genome Biol Evol.

Castro-Nallar, E., Perez-Losada, M., Burton, G.F., Crandall, K.A., 2012. The evolution of HIV: inferences using phylogenetics. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 62, 777-792.

Castro-Nallar, E., Cortez-San Martin, M., Mascayano, C., Molina, C., Crandall, K.A., 2011. Molecular phylodynamics and protein modeling of infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAV). BMC evolutionary biology 11, 349.

Castro-Nallar, E., Bacallao, K., Parada-Bustamante, A., Lardone, M.C., Lopez, P.V., Madariaga, M., Valdevenito, R., Piottante, A., Ebensperger, M., Castro, A., 2010. Androgen receptor gene CAG and GGN repeat polymorphisms in Chilean men with primary severe spermatogenic failure. J Androl 31, 552-559.