Learn About Chikungunya Virus with Dr. Laurie Silva

The Silva Lab studies chikungunya virus, a reemerging arbovirus that has recently caused explosive epidemics of febrile arthritis throughout many parts of the world. Dr. Silva’s research interests are focused on virus-host interactions that dictate chikungunya virus entry, tropism, replication compartment formation, and pathogenesis. By understanding the molecular mechanisms that govern viral and host determinants of viral replication, Dr. Silva aims to contribute to a better understanding of acute and chronic chikungunya disease. Dr. Silva also serves as the Facility Manager for the A-BSL3 laboratory at Rangos Research Center.

Released: 1/28/20