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Postdoctoral Fellow in Virology and Immunology, University of Colorado Boulder

As a virologist and immunologist by training, I have specific expertise in dissecting virus-host interactions that have important implications for viral transmission and pathogenesis. My research goal is to understand how viruses in nature interact with their natural hosts, and how this relates to their potential to impact human health through zoonosis and subsequent human-to-human spread. My research to date has spanned several viruses including DNA viruses (herpesviruses, hepadnaviruses, papillomaviruses), retroviruses (HIV-1/SIV), and emerging or pre-emergent RNA viruses (coronaviruses, arteriviruses, dengue virus, influenza virus).


  • 2016–present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Boulder
  • 2014–2016
    Adjunct Professor, Community College of Aurora
  • 2012–2016
    Doctoral Candidate, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Identifying genetic barriers to animal virus replication in human cells: Insights into zoonosis
    Principal Investigator
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  • 2018
    Investigating CD4 as a species-specific barrier to transmitted/founder HIV-1 infection
    Principal Investigator
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Professional Memberships

  • The American Society of Virology
  • The American Association of Immunologists