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Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Peter A. Bullock

Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology
Peter A. Bullock

Peter A. Bullock

Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology

Office phone: 617-636-0447
Lab phone: 617-636-6874
Campus: Boston
Office: Stearns 706
Laboratory: 
Stearns 705
Education: 
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
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.