“Evolution of zoonosis: Exploring receptor-binding as a viral host range barrier”
Scientist for Regulated Products at BioFire Diagnostics, LLC
Omenn Award Winner
In wild rodent populations, arenaviruses and the retrovirus MMTV both utilize the host Transferrin Receptor 1 (TfR1) for cellular entry.
“Evolutionary conflicts shape host nutritional immunity”
Postdocotral Fellow, Elde Lab
University of Utah School of Medicine
The sequestration of essential metals by host proteins provides an innate immune defense termed nutritional immunity.