Current Research projects

1. Arthropod-virus-host interface: Nidus of arbovirus transmission.


2. Tick determinants of Powassan virus transmission.


3. The effect of mosquito salivary factors on Chikungunya and  Zika virus infection and dissemination.


4. Effect of co-infection on the clinical outcome of Lyme disease.


5. Development of tick transmission model for Heartland virus pathogenesis.


6. Ticks and tick borne diseases surveillance in Texas.


7. Ecology of Infectious Diseases