Research Focus

Research interests include molecular aspects of HIV-1 pathogenesis using the chimeric simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV)/ macaque model system with specific interests in: * molecular mechanisms through which the Vpu protein of HIV-1 contributes to the pathogenesis of the virus * molecular mechanisms of through which the Vif protein of HIV-1 contributes to the pathogenesis of the virus * the use of macaque models to study lentivirus infection and persistence