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Ravit Boger, MD

Department Affiliations Pediatric Infectious Disease
Rank Associate Professor
Office Phone 410-614-3917
Lab Phone 410-955-8871
Fax 410-614-1491
SOM Address 354A CRBI

Boger Lab


Research Interests

My lab is working on developing new anti-viral agents and understanding their mechanism(s) of action. Our focus is drug development against cytomegalovirus (CMV), the most common congenital infection and a major pathogen following transplantation. We identified several groups of CMV inhibitors which most likely use a cellular mechanism for virus inhibition. Studies of virus-host interaction leading to virus suppression are ongoing. In addition, we launched a program to uncover the role of cytoplasmic pattern recognition receptors NOD1 and NOD2 in CMV control in vitro and in vivo.