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Employment

2012-present

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory of Medicine, University of Florida, College of Medicine

 Research areas:

  • T Cell Memory
  • TNFR/TNF Biology
  • Costimulation
  • Dendritic Cell Biology
  • Immunity to Respiratory Virus Infections
  • Mucosal Vaccines
  • Innate Immunity to Virus Infections
  • Viral Immune Modulatory Mechanisms

2005-2012

Research Scientist/InstructorLa Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, San Diego, California.

 Research areas:

  • T Cell Memory
  • TNFR/TNF Biology
  • Lung Allergic and Inflammatory Responses
  • Immunity to Respiratory Virus Infections

2001 – 2005

Post-Doctoral FellowLa Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, San Diego, California.

 Mentor: Dr. Michael Croft

  Research areas:

  • Role of TNF receptor superfamily members, OX40, 4-1BB, LIGHT and HVEM in pulmonary lung inflammation driven by memory Th1/Tc1 and Th2/Tc2 cells
  • Role of PKC-theta in activation, differentiation and effector function of T cells using in vivo models of Th1/Tc1 and Th2/Tc2 lung inflammation and autoimmunity
  • Role of Bruton’s tyrosine kinase in DC maturation and function using in vivo lung inflammation models
  • Role of E3 ubiquitin ligase, Itch, in CD4 T cell tolerance and lung inflammation