Pathobiological Sciences Department
Molecular pathogenesis of influenza and Ebola viruses
575 Science Dr
Madison, WI 53711
Virology; Systems Biology; Membrane Biology & Protein Trafficking
My research goals include understanding the molecular basis for the pathogenicity of highly pathogenic negative-strand RNA viruses including avian influenza, 1918 influenza and ebola virus, evaluating the role of host factors in response to infection by these viruses, and assessing the ability of avian influenza viruses to adapt to mammals. To conduct our studies, we use reverse genetics systems to generate mutant viruses to evaluate specific changes.
ALSO A TRAINER IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: Molecular Biosciences Training Grant Program (MBTG), VTG, Microbes in Health and Disease (MHD), Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBMS)