Biological and Chemical Weapons  >> Biosecurity and Biodefense Resource
New England Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Region I: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
Principal Investigator Dennis Kasper, M.D.
Lead Institution Harvard Medical School
Address 25 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115
Telephone (617) 432-5506
Research Projects
  • Herpes virus vectors for antigen delivery
  • Discovery of small molecules to block fusion by envelope proteins of Dengue and Ebola viruses
  • Mediators and inhibitors of immunity toYersinia pestis
  • Mechanisms of Yersinia pathogenesis
  • Protein capsular matrix vaccines
  • Development of a conjugate vaccine for the prevention of tularemia
  • Multiple approaches to blocking toxin action
  • Innate immunity to hemorrhagic fever viruses
  • Detection of Anthrax infection by magnetic reporting of molecular sensors
  • Novel Anthrax vaccine targeted to dendritic cells
Core Research
  • Microbiology and Animal Resources Core
  • Proteomics Core
  • Clinical Studies Core
  • Biomolecule Production Core
  • National Screening Laboratory for the RCE's (NRSB)
Member Institutions
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Brown University
  • CBR Institute for Biomedical Research
  • Dartmouth Medical School
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • New England Regional Primate Research Center
  • University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Yale University School of Medicine
Contact:  Michael Stebbins ([email protected])
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