Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia United States
Areas of Expertise:
RNAi, micro-injections in ticks, Cell culture, Western blotting, EMSA, Real time PCR, HPLC and various genomics and proteomics bioinformatic tools.
ticks (Ixodes scapularis), tick cells, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Human Megakaryocytes,
I work with various molecular aspects of Ixodes-Anaplasma interactions and how a pathogen (Anaplasma) uses a vector host to cause pathogenesis. We are also interested to see various survival strategies used by this intracellular pathogen to transmit in both vertebrate and invertebrate hosts.