Our research focuses on the host-pathogen relationship and uses 1) host genetic studies of infectious diseases (tuberculosis, leprosy, Buruli ulcer) and 2) molecular systems biology studies of nano-vesicular exosomes released from stimulated immune subsets.
Chemical biology, immunology, and evolution with viruses. Engineered polyvalency in biologically active structures. Development of reactions for organic synthesis and materials science. Traditional and combinatorial synthesis of biologically active compounds. New functional polymeric materials and surfaces.