Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Chair of Molecular Biology and Biophysics
UConn Health, University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3205
I received my Ph.D. in 1980 with Dr. Howard Temin at the McArdle Lab at the UW-Madison. I am a University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Chair of Molecular Biology and Biophysics. I have been on the faculty at the University of Connecticut Health Center since 1984, and my laboratory works on Herpes Simplex Virus, a major pathogen responsible for oral, genital and sight threatening ocular infections in immune-competent adults and even more severe infections in individuals with compromised immune systems. My laboratory studies many aspects of the virus life cycle including virus-host interactions, viral DNA replication/recombination and capsid assembly and encapsidation of viral genomes. I also serve as President of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Technology (CASE) and am active in teaching and mentoring at the local as well as national level.