Anthony Griffiths, Ph.D.
Professor of Virology, Immunology & Microbiology
620 Albany Street
Office: NEIDL 2; 617-358-2900
Lab: NEIDL 2; 617-358-9217
B.S. University of Reading
Ph.D. Queens’ College, University of Cambridge
The family Filoviridae includes Ebola virus and Marburg virus, which are associated with sporadic outbreaks and high case fatality rates. A maximum containment laboratory (Biosafety Level-4) is required to study the infectious forms of these viruses. Dr. Griffiths’ laboratory is interested in multiple aspects of filovirus biology with a view to exploiting this knowledge to further the development of vaccines and therapeutics.
We have basic science projects that investigate viral pathogenesis, evolution, gene expression, model development, transmission, and persistence. We also work toward the advanced development of vaccines and therapeutics, which includes regulated studies in maximum containment that will facilitate licensure by the FDA.