As a virologist, my overarching goal is to understand how viruses manipulate different host organisms to replicate and cause disease and use these insights to develop host-directed antiviral interventions and vector-control strategies. 

Molecular Virology

Develop RNA-centric proteomics-based tools to uncover unique viral RNA-host protein interactions across diverse host organisms

Vector Biology

Identify conserved and species-specific  mosquito-virus interactions that determine vector competence

Clinical Virology

Discover circulating miRNA and protein biomarkers that determine viral infection and pathogenesis