Research Interests1. The major goal of my laboratory is to understand the immunologic control of human polyomaviruses in pregnancy so that better diagnostic and treatment strategies can be developed for use in patient populations at risk for disease due to human polyomaviruses. 2. The second thrust of my laboratory is the development of a non-human primate model of human polyomavirus infection and disease for use in the evaluation of new therapeutic strategies for treatment of polyomavirus disease.
Specialized Techniques/Procedures1. Qualitative PCR 2. Quantitative PCR 3. DNA cloning and sequencing 4. Multiplex cytokine analysis (Luminex) 5. gel electrophoresis 6. ELISA 7. viral culture 8. DNA extraction