I am currently a professor in the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health (IDGH) and Director of the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences at Cummings School.
I believe performing academic research is an incredible privilege. Every day involves the opportunity for new discoveries and progress towards knowledge that will improve human health. In our department, faculty direct their own research programs that seek to improve therapies for a wide variety of important infectious diseases. Many of the diseases we study are largely ignored by commercial drug companies because they primarily affect the developing world, which cannot typically afford most drugs. My own group focuses on toxin-mediated diseases and biothreat agents, as well as helminth parasitic diseases, and I am gratified we have the opportunity to make important contributions to improve world health.
Cummings School has all the resources necessary to perform advanced academic research, including excellent faculty, staff, facilities and equipment. Unlike many similar sites, we are located in a beautiful and comfortable suburban setting with ready access to Boston and its vast biomedical infrastructure.