Victoria E Makal

Victoria E Makal

PREDOC FELLOWSHIP

Department: MD-PEDS-CELL / MOLEC THERP DIV
Business Phone: (352) 273-8787
Business Email: vfielding14@ufl.edu

About Victoria E Makal

Victoria “Tori” Fielding is a native Texan, and earned her Bachelors of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University at College Station, with a specialization in Vertebrate Zoology. Upon graduating in 2014, she moved to Gainesville to complete a Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology under the supervision of Dr. Mavis Agbandje-McKenna. During that time, she focused on the biophysical characterization of reptilian dependoparvoviruses as potential alternative therapeutic gene delivery vectors. She completed her Masters in Fall 2016, and began working as a technician in the Boye lab before re-enrolling as a graduate student at UF in order to complete her doctorate. Her current work focuses on the cryo-EM based structural and biophysical characterization of AAV capsid mutants and the overarching goal of developing novel variants with improved transduction of retinal photoreceptors following intravitreal injection.

Honors & Awards

2019 · University of Florida College of Medicine
2018 · University of Florida College of Medicine
2018 · University of Florida College of Medicine
2016 · University of Florida
2016 · University of Florida Graduate Student Council
2014 · University of Florida
2013 · Texas A&M University – College Station

Education

PhD Candidate – Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Concentration
2017-2020 · University of Florida College of Medicine
MSc – Biochemistry
2014-2016 · University of Florida College of Medicine
BSc Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
2010-2014 · Texas A&M University – College Station

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-8787
Emails:
Addresses:
Mailing:
PO Box 112010
GAINESVILLE FL 32611
Physical:
1149 NEWELL DR
GAINESVILLE FL 32610