Max L. Nibert, Ph.D., M.D.
|Title||Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology|
|Institution||Harvard Medical School|
|Department||Microbiology and Immunobiology|
|Address||Harvard Medical School|
MBIB, Room 940
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston MA 02115
Available: 09/15/11, Expires: 05/31/16
Student will participate on equal footing with other lab members in basic studies of dsRNA viruses that symbiotically infect important protozoan pathogens of humans, including Trichomonas vaginalis, Giardia lamblia, and Cryptosporidium parvum. Some areas of current interest and work include (a) developing genetic methods and tools for studies of these viruses, (b) dissecting the roles of these viruses and their genetic products in protozoan pathogenicity, (c) exploring the genetic diversity of these viruses in recent clinical isolates of the respective protozoa, (d) determining structures of the viral particles and protein products, and (e) searching for novel inhibitors of these viruses and their effects on their respective hosts.
Autoproteolysis of Clostridium difficile Toxin B
Summer, 06/13/11 - 08/12/11
Structural Characterization of Reovirus Nonstructural Protein µNS
Summer, 06/20/08 - 08/22/08
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