Adam Lauring

Adam Lauring, MD, PhD

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interests
The rapid evolution of RNA viruses makes them particularly challenging targets for vaccines and antiviral drugs.

The rapid evolution of RNA viruses makes them particularly challenging targets for vaccines and antiviral drugs. However, a clearer understanding of their unique evolutionary dynamics may suggest novel approaches for control. Our research objective is to understand mechanisms of viral evolution as they relate to transmission and pathogenesis in infected hosts. We study aspects of evolutionary theory in the context of the host-pathogen interface using molecular virology, small animal models, and sequence data from clinical specimens.