Diseases: Chagas’ disease Research: Molecular basis of host cell invasion, signaling and differentiation by the human pathogen, Trypanosoma cruzi.
Faculty Director, PhD Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health Diseases: Malaria Research: Interactions between mosquito reproductive biology and development of Plasmodium parasites; Generation of novel strategies to block malaria transmission.
Diseases: Cancer, Acute and Chronic Lung Disease, Birth Outcomes and Development, Metabolic Disorder Research: Studying the impact of exposures to various pollutants on health and the interactions between host factors and environmental exposures in producing acute and chronic diseases.
Diseases: SARS-CoV-2 Research: Utilizing viral immunology expertise to propel novel vaccine development for pandemic preparedness.
Diseases: Malaria Research: Molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of human malaria.
Diseases: Tuberculosis Research: Secretion and pathogenesis in M. tuberculosis.
Diseases: Asthma Research: Identification of the mechanical basis of airway and lung parenchymal function at the levels of organ, tissue, cell, and protein.
Diseases: Colon Cancer, Inflammatory bowel diseases Research: Microbiota and immune function in health and disease states.
Diseases: Genital Herpes Research: The impact of the host microbiome on immune responses to infectious pathogens.
Diseases: Gonorrhea, Dengue virus, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Staphylococcus aureus Research: How pathogens evolve and spread through populations using a combination and experimental methods.