My lab is interested in understanding of the mechanism of viral diseases and virus evolution. Latency of herpesviruses is the main focus of research in my laboratory. My lab uses several different herpesviruses to study the mechanism of herpes virus latency-reactivation cycles, the pathogenesis of herpes viruses, such as Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1), Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2), Leporid herpesvirus 4 (LHV-4), Koi herpesvirus (KHV) and other animal herpes viruses, and host- virus interaction in central nervous system. In addition, my lab in interested in anti-viral drug development, new emerging viral disease diagnosis, such as deer pox virus, deer adenovirus, goldfish tumor virus. Currently, we have research projects on HSV, LHV-4, KHV, Bovine Herpes Virus 1 (BHV-1), goldfish tumor virus, and deer adenovirus.