• Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pathology
  • Assistant Professor, Sod - Education

Research Statement

The Weller Lab studies the impact of viral infections on oral health & development of chronic disease. Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) has been identified in patients with Sjogren’s syndrome & triggers a complete disease phenotype in vivo. Ongoing research focuses on identifying the mechanisms of HDV-mediated oral disease & routes of exposure. New areas of research also include evaluating oral disease post COVID-19 infections & virus profiles associated with the development of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Currently recruiting graduate students.  

Research Keywords

  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Post COVID-19
  • PASC
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
  • Long COVID-19
  • Kolmioviridae
  • Hepatitis Delta Virus
  • Hepatitis D Virus
  • HDV
  • Food Biosafety
  • Environmental Pathogens
  • Dietary Pathogens