My work focuses on the hepatitis B and C viruses. These viruses infect the liver. Infection can cause cirrhosis. In cirrhosis, the liver develops scar tissue and loses function. Studies examine how the host, viruses, and environment affect infection outcome. I conduct clinical trials to evaluate new ways to manage or cure these chronic viral infections. I examine clinical samples in the laboratory. Through my research, I want to understand how these therapies work or why they fail. The goal is to improve the care and outcomes of patients with chronic viral hepatitis.