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

Duy Dinh, Postdoctoral Scholar  Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Jacob Ludington, MD/PhD Student in Immunology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Ayan Purkayastha, MBS Student  Send an e-mail 
Maria RePass, PhD Student in Immunology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

Application for 2017 Admission

Applications for 2017 will be available mid-August. The priority application deadline for PhD programs is December 1, 2016.