Research Faculty

Research Faculty


Research Interests:
Research Interests:

TBA

Research Interests:

Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is a non-receptor tyrosine kinase that constitutes a multifunctional link between numerous cell surface receptors, such as integrins and toll-like receptors (TLRs), and downstream effector molecules important for cell migration and inflammatory gene induction. My research is focused on understanding how FAK functions in host defense against the enteric pathogen Salmonella typhimurium, as well as how this molecule impacts the integrity of the intestinal epithelial barrier.

Research Interests:

Biological research has relied more and more on microscopy to reveal structures and events that are invisible to us. As the director of the microscopy core facility, my goal is to provide UVA researchers means of visualization and as such, my research interest is focused on developing microscopy methodologies, especially sample processing techniques for conventional and specialized electron microscopy and correlative light and electron microscopy.

Research Interests:

TBA