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Welcome to the Heldwein Lab

Structural biology of herpesviruses

We are structural biologists interested in various aspects of viral lifecycle. Our favorite viruses are herpesviruses because they are ancient, marvelously complex viruses that are also important human pathogens. 

Our work intends to answer the following broad questions:

How do herpesviruses enter cells to initiate infection?

How do herpesviruses assemble and get out of the cells once they have replicated?

To answer these mechanistic questions, we use an amalgamation of structural, biochemical, biophysical, and cellular approaches.

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email: katya[dot]heldwein[at]tufts[dot]edu

Ekaterina Heldwein, Ph.D.

American Cancer Society (MA Division) Professor of Molecular Biology

Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Director, PhD Program in Molecular Microbiology

Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Tufts University School of Medicine

136 Harrison Ave

Boston, MA 02111

phone: 617-636-0858

lab: 617-636-0474

fax: 617-636-0337

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