innate immune defenses against mosquito-borne rna viruses
The Li Lab in Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at University of California, Los Angeles studies host-cell interactions of mosquito-borne RNA viruses. We wish to understand the molecular basis of virus replication and pathogenesis.
The goal is to identify and study host innate immune factors targeting alphaviruses and flaviviruses. This research will uncover novel antiviral mechanisms that can be harnessed for the development of vaccine and drug candidates.
More information about our current projects can be found on our Research page.