Joshua Kritzer, PhD

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Associate Professor of Chemistry

 

Education

BE, Chemical Engineering, The Cooper Union
PhD, Biophysical Chemistry, Yale University
Postdoctoral Training, Whitehead Institute, MIT

Location

Campus: Medford
Office: Pearson 305B
Laboratory: Pearson 205; Michael 103

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-627-0451
Lab Phone: 617-627-3881
E-mail   Send an e-mail

Links

Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Molecular Microbiology

 

Research Synopsis

The Kritzer lab uses peptides and peptidomimetics (peptide-like synthetic molecules) to inhibit disease-associated proteins that would be difficult or impossible to target using traditional approaches. These molecules are an exciting and rapidly expanding area of drug development because they can target protein surfaces in ways small molecules rarely do. We discover, develop and apply new classes of peptides using cross-disciplinary approaches including genetics, cell biology, organic synthesis, structural biology and biophysical chemistry. Our molecules alter critical pathways in pathogens and host cells, including virulence factors, phosphatase signaling, autophagy, and vesicle trafficking.

Lab Members

Rob Cerulli, MD/PhD Student in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology  Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Ashleigh Cummings, PhD Student in Chemistry  Send an e-mail
Kristen Deprey, PhD Student in Chemistry  Send an e-mail
Alissa Kamens, PhD Student in Chemistry  Send an e-mail
Kamlesh Makwana, Postdoctoral Scholar  Send an e-mail
Yang Mei, Postdoctoral Scholar  Send an e-mail
Kaley Mientkiewicz, PhD Student in Chemistry Send an e-mail
Leila Peraro, PhD Student in Chemistry  Send an e-mail
Livia Shehaj, PhD Student in Chemistry  Send an e-mail

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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