Graduate Assistant, Pathology Education
Office: (409) 772-2415
My research will focus on the tick-borne flavivirus, Deer tick virus (DTV), and its natural vector, Ixodes scapularis. The long term goal of my research is to study the early host immune response to tick-borne flaviviruses. I will additionally investigate how I. scapularis endosymbionts influence the vector competence of DTV.