- University of Arizona
- Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, BS; Mathematics Minor
- Tucson, AZ
Research Advisor: Dr. Samuel K. Campos
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection and causes about 5% of all cancers worldwide. While there are effective HPV vaccines, they do not provide protection against all cancer-causing types, and further, little is known about the interactions between HPV and the immune system. My dissertation project focuses on the evasion and antagonism of the innate immune system by HPV and the impact of such activity on the viral life cycle.