Robert Davey, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Microbiology

Dr. Robert Davey, PhD is a currently a Professor of Microbiology at the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Davey received his doctorate in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Adelaide in Australia. He continued his training as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and then at the Division of Hematology, both with Dr. James Cunningham at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Davey's first academic appointment was as an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard. He then held an Assistant Professor position which he got promoted to Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Dr. Davey was also a Ewing Halsell Scholar and Scientist at the Department of Virology and Immunology at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute. As a Scientist at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, Dr. Davey's work was focused on identification of cellular factors important for establishing infection by filovirus and bunyaviruses. His work has culminated in a deeper understanding of the entry and cell signaling pathways that are used by these viruses to penetrate the cell membrane and establish infection. His work with Ebolavirus has been published in the high-impact journals PLoS Pathogens, PNAS and a new article on host factor dependence in Science that was featured on the cover page. Dr. Davey’s group works collaboratively with a number of groups providing sophisticated molecular biology and cell biology techniques for the study of pathogenic viruses including Ebolavirus for which the lab mainly works. He has developed high throughput screening techniques for Ebolavirus. He also performs contract work testing drugs and compounds for ebolavirus infection inhibition. His team is well trained in ABSL4 procedures and have been working with Ebolavirus since 2006.

From 2015-2017, Dr. Davey held the role of Interim Chair in the Department of Virology and Immunology at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute. He is also Director of ABSL4 at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute.

2015 San Antonio business journal: Outstanding medical researcher, Healthcare heroes awards
2005 UTMB Graduate school teaching award
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  1. Lindstrom AR, Anantpadma M, Baker L, Raghavendra NM, Davey R, Davisson VJ. Phenotypic Prioritization of Diphyllin Derivatives that Block Filo-viral Cell Entry by Vacuolar (H+)-ATPase Inhibition. ChemMedChem. 2018 Oct 18. PMID: 30335906.
  2. Luthra P, Naidoo J, Pietzsch CA, De S, Khadka S, Anantpadma M, Williams CG, Edwards MR, Davey RA, Bukreyev A, Ready JM, Basler CF. Inhibiting pyrimidine biosynthesis impairs Ebola virus replication through depletion of nucleoside pools and activation of innate immune responses. Antiviral Res. 2018 Oct; 158:288-302. PMID: 30144461.
  3. Shtanko O, Reyes AN, Jackson WT, Davey RA. Autophagy-Associated Proteins Control Ebola Virus Internalization Into Host Cells. J Infect Dis. 2018 Jun 27. PMID: 29947774; DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiy294;.
  4. Pascal KE, Dudgeon D, Trefry JC, Anantpadma M, Sakurai Y, Murin CD, Turner HL, Fairhurst J, Torres M, Rafique A, Yan Y, Badithe A, Yu K, Potocky T, Bixler SL, Chance TB, Pratt WD, Rossi FD, Shamblin JD, Wollen SE, Zelko JM, Carrion R, Worwa G, Staples HM, Burakov D, Babb R, Chen G, Martin J, Huang TT, Erlandson K, Willis MS, Armstrong K, Dreier TM, Ward AB, Davey RA, Pitt MLM, Lipsich L, Mason P, Olson W, Stahl N, Kyratsous CA. Development of clinical-stage human monoclonal antibodies that treat advanced Ebola virus disease in non-human primates. J Infect Dis. 2018 May 31. PMID: 29860496; DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiy285;.
  5. Cui Q, Du R, Anantpadma M, Schafer A, Hou L, Tian J, Davey RA, Cheng H, Rong L. Identification of Ellagic Acid from Plant Rhodiola rosea L. as an Anti-Ebola Virus Entry Inhibitor. Viruses. 2018 03 27; 10(4). PMID: 29584652; DOI: 10.3390/v10040152;.
  6. Shtanko O, Sakurai Y, Reyes AN, Noël R, Cintrat JC, Gillet D, Barbier J, Davey RA. Retro-2 and its dihydroquinazolinone derivatives inhibit filovirus infection. Antiviral Res. 2018 01; 149:154-163. PMID: 29175127; DOI: 10.1016/j.antiviral.2017.11.016;.
  7. Wu Y, Pons V, Goudet A, Panigai L, Fischer A, Herweg JA, Kali S, Davey RA, Laporte J, Bouclier C, Yousfi R, Aubenque C, Merer G, Gobbo E, Lopez R, Gillet C, Cojean S, Popoff MR, Clayette P, Le Grand R, Boulogne C, Tordo N, Lemichez E, Loiseau PM, Rudel T, Sauvaire D, Cintrat JC, Gillet D, Barbier J. ABMA, a small molecule that inhibits intracellular toxins and pathogens by interfering with late endosomal compartments. Sci Rep. 2017 Nov 14; 7(1):15567. PMID: 29138439; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-15466-7;.
  8. Davey RA, Shtanko O, Anantpadma M, Sakurai Y, Chandran K, Maury W. Mechanisms of Filovirus Entry. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2017; 411:323-352. PMID: 28601947; DOI: 10.1007/82_2017_14;.
  9. Gupta N, Noël R, Goudet A, Hinsinger K, Michau A, Pons V, Abdelkafi H, Secher T, Shima A, Shtanko O, Sakurai Y, Cojean S, Pomel S, Liévin-Le Moal V, Leignel V, Herweg JA, Fischer A, Johannes L, Harrison K, Beard PM, Clayette P, Le Grand R, Rayner JO, Rudel T, Vacus J, Loiseau PM, Davey RA, Oswald E, Cintrat JC, Barbier J, Gillet D. Inhibitors of retrograde trafficking active against ricin and Shiga toxins also protect cells from several viruses, Leishmania and Chlamydiales. Chem Biol Interact. 2017 Apr 01; 267:96-103. PMID: 27712998; DOI: 10.1016/j.cbi.2016.10.005;.
  10. Anantpadma M, Kouznetsova J, Wang H, Huang R, Kolokoltsov A, Guha R, Lindstrom AR, Shtanko O, Simeonov A, Maloney DJ, Maury W, LaCount DJ, Jadhav A, Davey RA. Large-Scale Screening and Identification of Novel Ebola Virus and Marburg Virus Entry Inhibitors. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 08; 60(8):4471-81. PMID: 27161622; DOI: 10.1128/AAC.00543-16;.
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Lassa Fever
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