Honorine Ward, MBBS

Honorine Ward, MBBS

Professor of Medicine



MBBS, Christian Medical College
Postdoctoral Training, Tufts University School of Medicine


Campus: Boston
Office: Tupper, 5th Floor
Laboratory: Tupper, 5th Floor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-7022
Lab Phone: 617-636-8437
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Website  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Immunology, Molecular Microbiology


Research Synopsis

The intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium is a significant cause of diarrheal disease worldwide, particularly in immunocompromised hosts such as patients with HIV/AIDS and malnourished children in developing countries. Our research is focused on: 1) the molecular basis of Cryptosporidium-host cell interactions, seeking to investigate proteins which mediate these interactions and enzymes that post-translationally modify them. Our long term goal is to determine if these molecules and enzymes may serve as targets for drug or vaccine development; 2) innate and adaptive immune responses to Cryptosporidium in murine models and in human populations in developing countries where cryptosporidiosis is endemic. Our long term goal is to determine the correlates of protective immunity and to identify putative vaccine candidates and/or immunomodulatory agents for cryptosporidiosis.


Lab Members

Seema Bhalchandra, Research Associate Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Najma Bhat, Research Associate Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Emily Harris, MBS Student  Send an e-mail 
Fareed Oomer, Research Assistant
Maria RePass, PhD Student in Immunology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Henry Rogalin, MS Student in Clinical & Translational Science Send an e-mail Lab Research Page

Apply to the Sackler School


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