Research program activities focus on mechanisms of herpes simplex virus infection (HSV)-induced nervous system and ocular disease, potential role of HSV infection in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer disease, molecular mechanisms of HSV entry into cells, mechanisms of tumor resistance against HSV-mediated oncolytic virotherapy and development of new anti-viral agents.

Faculty

Tibor Valyi-Nagy, MD, PhD
Deepak Shukla, PhD (UIC Departments of Ophthalmology, Microbiology and Immunology)