Matriculated: VMD-PhD 2016
Graduate Group: Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Research Interests: Emerging RNA viruses, arboviruses, vaccine development. Phil studies the mechanisms that dictate the intracellular localization of glycoproteins encoded by highly pathogenic emerging bunyaviruses and how these mechanisms can be leveraged to improve the efficacy of vaccine candidates against these viruses.
Rotation Labs: Ron Harty, Paul Bates, Elizabeth White
Thesis Mentor: Paul Bates
Thesis Project: A genetic strategy to improve VSV vectored vaccines for emerging bandaviruses.