- Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
- Infectious diseases
- Immune cell biology
- Two-photon microscopy
- T cell migration
- HIV-1 infection and latency
- Cell-cell interactions
- Multicolor flow cytometry
Studying how pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria and parasites, change the behavior of immune cell migration and alter their function.
Investigating mechanisms that allows persistence of Leishmania major in vivo.
Studying how cell-cell interactions help maintain HIV-1 latency in T cells.
- Canadian HIV Cure Enterprise (CanCURE) https://www.cancurehiv.org/
- American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
- The American Association of Immunology (AAI)
- Canadian Society of Immunology (CSI)
To keep us healthy, the immune system must recognize and destroy a wide range of pathogens, while limiting damage to healthy tissues.
This is accomplished by a complex network of immune and stromal cells that continuously survey the body in order to rapidly respond to pathogenic insults.
My lab uses a microscopy-based approach to understand how cell-to-cell communicative behavior between immune cells is regulated within healthy tissues, and how these behaviors are altered during infections in vivo.
The goal is to describe the spatiotemporal dynamics of the immune system to inform new strategies to prevent or better eliminate infectious diseases.