Associate Professor in Department of Microbiology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
Our laboratory studies two herpesviruses, human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV). Our goal is to understand HCMV and VZV pathogenesis - specifically, how these viruses interact with host cells, replicate in and cause diseases.
HCMV infects approximately 80% of the adult population.HCMV is a major cause of infectious morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised individuals, especially in AIDS and transplant patients. HCMV infection also is a leading cause of birth defects.
See also: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School - Graduate medical school in New Jersey.
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