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Assistant Professor of Medicine Assistant Director, International Center for the Advancement of Translational Science

Areas of Interest

HIV transmission, pathogenesis, prevention, and cure. Development of in vivo models for clinically relevant and emerging human pathogens.

About

My overarching long-term research goal is to provide the field with fundamental knowledge about HIV transmission, pathogenesis and persistence that will result in novel effective approaches to reduce the incidence of HIV. My research is currently focused on three important aspects of HIV infection transmission, prevention, and persistence. In addition, our group develops in vivo models to study clinically relevant and emerging human pathogens including SARS-CoV-2, RSV, HCMV, TB, Zika virus, etc.

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate University of San Diego
  • MS University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • PhD University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center