Microbiology & Immunology
College of Veterinary Medicine - Ithaca
Interests: Vaccines, Viral Assembly, Viral Entry, Viral Immunology, Virus/Virology
The main focus of my research program is to elucidate key components in enveloped viruses and their host cells that: 1] mediate viral entry into cells, 2] elicit cell immune responses, and 3] mediate viral egress from cells. Our overall goal is to understand these processes to facilitate the development of antiviral agents and effective vaccines. These goals are accomplished primarily using the important deadly Nipah and Hendra paramyxoviral systems, but are frequently applied to other systems.