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 major cause of diarrheal disease worldwide, particularly in immunocompromised hosts such as untreated patients with HIV/AIDS and malnourished children in resource-limited settings. Our research is focused on: 1) understanding the pathogenesis of human Cryptosporidium infection using novel bioengineered 3D intestinal tissue models; 2) the molecular basis of Cryptosporidium-host cell interactions, seeking to investigate proteins which mediate these interactions and enzymes that post-translationally modify them; 3) immune responses to Cryptosporidium in children in resource-limited settings where cryptosporidiosis is endemic. 4) the intestinal microbiome in infectious diarrheal disease including childhood cryptosporidiosis and malnutrition.


Lab Members

Seema Bhalchandra, Research Associate Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Najma Bhat, Research Associate Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Daviel Cardenas, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Hymlaire Lamisere, 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