The ongoing research program in the laboratory focuses on unexplored aspects of cellular transcription and translation regulation associated with viral infections and DNA damage. Transcriptional and translational control of mRNAs allows cells to rapidly and dynamically adapt to a variety of stimuli including viral infections, chemotherapeutic treatments, and environmental stresses. We are particularly interested in better understanding the interplay between the innate immune system and transcriptional or translational control in response to viral infections and genotoxic stressors