I am originally trained as a molecular biologist. I studied HIV pathogenesis, Herpes viruses and pseudotyped viruses in the context of viral replication and cancers of lymphoid cells. This background led me to study B-cell development and DNA repair systems. I have explored various areas in DNA damage and homologous recombination, and immuno- and chemotherapy development using diverse mouse models. I also have experience in scientific services/core facility management.