Current Worker Bees
My lab's focus is understanding how mosquito-borne Arboviruses replicate in order to develop new therapeutic interventions and diagnostic tools. We use a range of different techniques (classical virology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology, ect…) to study different aspects of viral replication cycle.
I am working on optimizing virus expression from a plasmid vector and also investigating Sindbis virus' coordination between cellular and viral proteins during viral maturation and budding. I am also developing Alphavirus detection methods using reporter RNAs that will be engineered into transgenic mosquitoes.