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Research interests

I am an emerging pathogen biologist who uses a cross disciplinary approach to address a wide variety of questions regarding the host response (both the invertebrate and vertebrate host) to RNA virus (arthropod-borne viruses) infection, with a particular focus on the dynamics of host-virus interactions. My research program is directed at providing a more comprehensive understanding of the factors that govern host shifts, geographic expansions, and the emergence/re-emergence of arthropod-borne viruses. The overall goal of which is to develop strategies to interrupt transmission or predict a zoonotic pathogen’s adaptability or evolvability. I have extensive experience in arbovirus virology, vector biology, and animal model development.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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