I started my lab at UW-Madison in May 2008. In our research, we strive to develop highly relevant animal models for translational research on influenza and AIDS immunity and pathogenesis. We also aim to understand the rules that govern the emergence of new viruses from animals into human populations.
I'm currently a trainer for the following UW graduate student programs: -Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB) -Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) -Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBMS) -Microbiology Doctoral Training Program (MDTP) -Molecular Biosciences Training Grant (MBTG)
I enjoy teaching and believe it is vital for research faculty to contribute to the education of UW students. I co-direct HIV: Sex, Science and Society (Path/PBS 210), a course on the HIV/AIDS pandemic for undergraduates, with Dr. David O'Connor from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the UW Medical School. I also contribute to Vet School courses such as PBS 513 Veterinary Virology and courses for graduate students such as Path 803, The Pathogenesis of Major Human Diseases.
When I'm not in the lab or the classroom, I enjoy playing sports (particularly soccer and tennis), watchingsports, many outdoor activities, travel and music.