Department of Biological Sciences
Seton Hall University
United States of America
Despite having some of the smallest genomes known, viruses use complex means of re-structuring the host environment to allow for a productive infection. He is interested in understanding and characterizing virus-host interactions and viral antagonism of host innate immune responses. Specifically, the focus of his lab is to elucidate the mechanisms by which poxviruses antagonize antiviral signaling pathways. By determining the viral proteins involved in modulating these pathways, they will gain a better understanding of how viruses regulate intracellular signaling networks and will identify potential targets for novel antiviral strategies.
Understanding and characterizing virus-host interactions and viral antagonism of host innate immune responses