My current research interests focus on the immunopathogenesis of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome(AIDS) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). We are interested in understanding why HIV and HCV persist in the host. Current work is divided along the following lines:
1. Examination of T cell immune response to HIV and HCV infection.
2. Investigation of new immune-based adjuvants for DNA or pox-based vaccines: Investigation of novel immune-based strategies to treat HIV- and HCV-infected individuals.