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Andrew BohmAndrew Bohm

Associate Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology
Office phone: 617-636-2994
Email: andrew.bohm@tufts.edu
Campus: Boston
Office: M&V 615A

Biography

Andrew Bohm grew up in New York and spent part of his childhood in Switzerland.  He received his BS in Biochemistry from SUNY Binghamton and later, moved to U.C. Berkeley for his graduate training.  He completed his Ph.D. in Biophysics with Sung-Hou Kim in 1992.  He remained in his thesis laboratory for two years as a postdoc, and then relocated to Yale, where he lived aboard a sailboat and did additional postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Paul Sigler.  Andrew began his independent academic career at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute in 1997.  He became an adjunct member of the Tufts Biochemistry Department in 1998, and moved his laboratory to the Tufts Boston campus in 2003.  His laboratory is currently based in the Department of Developmental, Molecular, and Chemical Biology at the Tufts University School of Medicine.  His laboratory uses X-ray crystallography in conjunction with a variety of biochemical and biophysical techniques to study the structure and function of biological complexes.  Current projects include an effort to better understand the regulation of protein phosphatase 2A by polyomavirus proteins and an effort to streamline the protein engineering of Cre recombinase variants that target DNA sequences within the long terminal repeats of integrated HIV provirus.  Alongside his research, Andrew directs three courses in the Sackler School including the Graduate Biochemistry course taken by most first years.  Andrew has mentored several graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and is very excited about working with the postdoctoral association as their faculty mentor.