Ekaterina Heldwein, PhD

Ekaterina Heldwein, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology

 

Education

MS, Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University
PhD, Biochemsitry, Oregon Health & Sciences University
Postdoctoral Training, Oregon Health & Sciences University; Harvard Medical School

Location

Campus: Boston
Office: Arnold 611C
Laboratory: Arnold 611

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-0858
Lab Phone: 617-636-0474
E-mail   Send an e-mail

Links

Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Biochemistry, Molecular Microbiology

 

Research Synopsis

The work in my laboratory focuses on structural analysis of the complex cell-entry machinery of herpesviruses with the ambition to develop a "molecular movie" illustrating successive steps during entry. Herpesviruses are a family of human pathogens, such as Herpes Simplex virus, cytomegalovirus, and Epstein-Barr virus, that infect their hosts for life, causing cold sores, blindness, encephalitis, cancers, and life-threatening conditions in immunocompromised individuals. Knowing the detailed mechanism of their entry into cells may lead to the design of antiviral therapeutics. In our research, we use X-ray crystallography with contributions from other biophysical and biochemical techniques.

 

Lab Members

Janna Bigalke, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Heidi Burke, MERGE-ID PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Rebecca Cooper, Postdoctoral Scholar  Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Andrea Koenigsberg, PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology   Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Claire Metrick, PhD Student in Biochemistry Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Jared Pitts, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Henry Rogalin, PhD Student in Biochemistry Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

Application for 2015 Admission

The application for 2015 admissions will be available soon.