B.S. in Biotechnology, Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan
M.Phil. in Molecular Pathology and Genomics, Forman Christian College,
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Mentor: Dr. Jia Liu
Research: Understanding the role of novel components of innate immunity during myxoma virus infection.
B.S.: Virginia State University
Hometown: Bryant, AR
Mentor: Dr. Forrest
Research: Host Response to Gammaherpesvirus Infections
B.A.: Hendrix College, French and Biology
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Mentor: Dr. Pechous
Research: Our laboratory uses molecular tools to dissect the pathogenesis of pneumonic plague in detail by focusing on several primary areas: 1. Identification of bacterial factors that contribute to infection; 2. characterizing direct host/pathogen interactions in vivo during infection; and 3. characterizing host responses to pulmonary infection. Currently, I am investigating how integration of the EF-Tu-like GTPase BipA into the ribosome during infection impacts protein production and alters virulence.