Peter A Bullock, PhD


Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology



BA, Biology, SUNY, Plattsburgh
MS, Chemistry, SUNY, Albany
PhD, Molecular Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Postdoctoral Training, Imperial Cancer Research Fund; Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute


Campus: Boston
Office: Stearns 705
Laboratory: Stearns 705

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-0447
Lab Phone: 617-636-6874
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Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
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Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Genetics


Research Synopsis

Polyomaviruses are associated with a number of human diseases. For example, JC virus causes progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), BK virus is correlated with renal dysfunction in kidney transplant patients and Merkel cell polyomavirus is implicated in a rare but aggressive form of skin cancer. Our goal is to understand, in molecular terms, the replication of these viruses. We are also very interested in finding inhibitors of T-antigen (T-ag), the viral protein that initiates Polyomavirus DNA replication.


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