My current project involves charactering the role of miRNAs in regulating neutrophil functions. Using next generation sequencing, we have identified miRNAs that are enriched in neutrophils. The immediate goal will be to characterize the contribution of each individual miRNA in regulating neutrophil motility and response to tissue injury or infection using a combination of genetics and imaging tools.

We are also interested in establishing novel infection models using zebrafish where pathogene-host interactions can be made transparent.