We continue to face challenges associated with the pandemic. My lab stayed open this whole time and we were able to successfully compete for new funding, generate data and publish multiple peer reviewed manuscripts.
My lab was also able to participate and support the development and maintenance of a biorepository for Covid-19 samples. We have processed and stored nasal and oral swab samples from Covid-19 survivors and are currently planning several MS student final projects around those samples.
I have 4 ongoing funded studies, focused on HIV and HPV immunology in key vulnerable populations.
I have continued teaching and directing Public Health Virology and Infection and Immunity.
I continue as Co-Director, Masters of Science in Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Diseases Program (MS PHMEID). Recruitment and outreach has been challenging this year because of the pandemic and loss of personnel in Admissions office. So far we have 1 enrolled for Spring 2022, 1 commit for Summer and 1 commit for Fall.
I have continued to serve on multiple committees, including the Institutional Biosafety Committee. I have also continued to participate as a reviewer for manuscripts and grants.
Finally, I have continued to mentor students, both as an academic adviser as well as with hands-on lab training.