|Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
Room 309 Conant Science Building
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Tel: (508) 531-1729 Fax: (508) 531-1785
Boriana Marintcheva received her B.S./M.S. degrees in Biochemistry and teaching Biology and Chemistry from Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria and her Ph.D. from University of Connecticut-Health center, Farmington, Connecticut. Following graduate school she completed a postdoctoral fellowship studying bacteriophage T7 replication at Harvard Medical School, Boston. She joined the faculty of Bridgewater State University in the Fall of 2008 as an Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, where she currently teaches Introductory Biology, First Year Seminar, Cell Biology and Virology.
Dr. Marintchevas research interests focus on the biology of virus-host interactions using bacteriophage (bacterial virus) T7/ Escherichia coli model system. Knowledge about the specifics of virus-host interactions in different systems has allowed the development of preventive and therapeutic measures aimed at diminishing the negative impact of viruses on human health, and using viruses for practical purposes such as biotechnology and drug delivery.
While bacterial viruses are harmless to humans, they function in similar ways to animal viruses and often employ simpler molecular machinery. Historically, many aspects of viral biology were initially understood using bacteriophages and then applied to the more complex systems of animal viruses. In her research Dr. Marintcheva uses techniques from molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry. She hopes to involve BSU students in her research program and share her knowledge and enthusiasm for science.
Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIOL 100 General principles of Biology
BIOL 199 Viruses and cells
BIOL 200 Cell Biology
BIOL 450 Virology
BS/MS Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria , 1988-1993, Biochemistry and Microbiology; Teaching Biology and Chemistry
Ph.D. University of Connecticut Health Center, 1997-2002, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Postdoc Harvard Medical School, 2003-2008, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Last Modified: January 9, 2012