College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Volker Briken

Associate Professor

Contact

Office Phone: (301) 405-0289
Fax: (301) 314-9489
Office Address: 2201 Microbiology

Graduate Program Affiliations

  • BISI - BISI-Molecular & Cellular Biology (MOCB)
  • BISI - BISI-Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, & Genomics (CBBG)

Research Interests

Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Apoptosis, Lipid and Protein Antigen Presentation, Virulence Genes.

Recent Publications

  • Ildiko van Rhijn, David C. Young, Jenny Vasquez, Annemieke De Jong, Rahul Talekar, Joel T. Katz, Richard Riese, Ruth Ruprecht, Peter B. O’Connor, Catherine E. Costello, Steven A. Porcelli, Volker Briken, and D. Branch Moody. CD1c bypasses lysosomes to present a lipopeptide antigen with 12 amino acids. J.Exp. Med. 206(6): 1409-22 (2009)
  • Briken V., Living on the edge: inhibition of host cell apoptosis by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Future Microbiol. 3 (4) (2008)
  • Briken V., Molecular mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions and their potential for the discovery of new drug targets. Current Drug Targets 9 (2):150-57 (2008)
  • Velmurugan, K., B. Chen, J. Miller, S. Azogue, S. Gurses, T. Hsu, M. Glickman, W.R. Jacobs Jr, S.A. Porcelli, and V. Briken.  Mycobacterium tuberculosis nuoG is a virulence gene that inhibits apoptosis of infected host cells. PLOS Pathogens 3 (7): e110 (2007)

Education

Ph.D. - University of Paris (France), 1998