Vaccine and Infections Disease Institute
Microbiology, Infection & Immunity
My research program focuses on understanding the basic mechanisms of immunity to viral infections.
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Our focus is on elucidating the basic mechanisms of immunity in the context of virus infection. Specifically, we use mouse models to study T cell responses to genital HSV-2, influenza, and West Nile virus. Additionally, we are investigating the immune correlates of protection from HIV infection using a cohort of exposed seronegative individuals, as well as the potential immune modulatory effects of using pre-exposure prophylaxis in protection from HIV acquisition. Overall, we hope that our studies will lead to improved clinical interventions for virus infections of public health importance.
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