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Tufts University School of Medicine

Peter A. Bullock

Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology
Department: Developmental Molecular and Chemical Biology
Programs: Biomedical Sciences, Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Genetics, Public Health
Laboratory: Stearns 705

Peter A. Bullock

Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology
Department: Developmental Molecular and Chemical Biology
Programs: Biomedical Sciences, Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Genetics, Public Health
Laboratory: Stearns 705

Phone 617-636-0447
Lab phone: 617-636-6874
Office: Stearns 706
Campus: Boston

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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.