Marcia Osburne

Marcia Osburne
BS, Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
PhD, Molecular Biology & Microbiology
Sackler School, Tufts University
Boston, MA
Senior Research Associate
John Leong, MD, PhD, Adviser 


My prior experience includes infectious disease and antimicrobial targets and drug discovery, microbial biodiversity, marine microbiology, gene expression, protein production, and molecular genetics of bacteria and bacteriophages. I am now interested in bringing my varied experience to understanding the pathogenic mechanisms of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7, Streptococcus pneumonia, and the Lyme disease spirochete Borreliae burgdorferi.

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research