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Celia Schiffer

Celia A. Schiffer, PhD

Professor & Chair of Biochemistry & Molecular Biotechnology
Principal Investigator
Arthur F. and Helen P. Koskinas
Director Institute for Drug Resistance (IDR)

LRB 828
Tel: 508-856-8008
 

Theme: Drug Resistance
Diseases: HIV; HCV; Cancer; Influenza; Dengue
Proteins: HIV-1 protease; HCV NS3/4A protease; APOBEC3's; Influenza neuraminindase; Influenza hemagglutinin; Dengue NS2B/NS3 protease
Research Technique: Everything

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Akbar Ali, PhD

Akbar Ali, PhD

Associate Professor

Tel: 508-856-8873
 

Theme: Drug Resistance
Diseases: HIV; HCV; Dengue; Cancer
Proteins: HIV-1 protease; HCV NS3/4A protease; Dengue NS2B/NS3; APOBEC3's
Research Technique: Organic Chemistry

Mohan Somasundaran, PhD

Mohan Somasundaran, PhD

Associate Professor, Virologist

Tel: 508-856-4408
 

Theme: Virus-Cell interactions, Antivirals, Drug Resistance
Diseases: HIV; Influenza; SARS-CoV2; Cancer
Proteins: Influenza hemagglutinin/neuraminidase; SARS-CoV2 Spike/Proteases; Ace2, TMPRSS2; APOBEC3's; HIV-1 protease
Research Technique: Molecular Virology; Cryo EM/ET; Virus lab

Nese Kurt Yilmaz, PhD

Nese Kurt Yilmaz, PhD

Associate Professor

Tel: 508-856-1867
 

Theme: Drug Resistance
Diseases: HIV; HCV; Cancer; Influenza; Dengue
Proteins: HIV-1 protease; HCV NS3/4A protease; APOBEC3's; Influenza neuraminidase; Dengue NS2B/NS3
Research Techniques: Enzyme Inhibition; Structural Analysis; Lab Managing

Vincent Azzolino

Vincent Azzolino

MD/PhD Student

 

Sarah Duggan

Sarah Duggan

Graduate Student

 

Adam Hedger

Adam Hedger

PhD Student/Joint with Watts Lab

 

Judy Huang

Judy Huang

PhD Student

 

Jeong Min Lee

Jeong Min Lee, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

 

Manikantha Maraswami

Manikantha Maraswami, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

 

Arooma Maryam

Arooma Maryam, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

 

Somayeh Pirhadi, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

 

Al Shaqra

Ala M Shaqra, PhD, MBA

Senior Research Scientist and Laboratory Manager

 

Theme: Drug Resistance
Diseases: HIV; HCV; Cancer; Influenza; Dengue
Proteins: HIV-1 protease; HCV NS3/4A protease; Influenza neuraminidase; Dengue NS2B/NS3
Research Techniques: Lab Managing; Protein Expression; Protein Crystallization; Enzyme Inhibition

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Diego Suchenski Loustaunau

High School Intern

 

Dinesh Barak

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone: 508-856-4476

 

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Jagroop Kaur

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone: 

 

Jonnie Findell

Undergraduate Intern

Phone: 

Joel Kosovrasti

Undergraduate Intern

Phone: 774-253-3499

Lauren Intravaia

PhD Student