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Mathias Viard, Ph.D.

Basic Research Laboratory
Membrane Structure and Function Section
Staff Scientist (Contr)
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 469, Room 211
P.O. Box B
Frederick, MD 21702-1201


Mathias Viard received is engineering degree in 1992 from the National School of Chemistry and Physics (ENSCPB) in Bordeaux, France. In 1998 he obtained his PhD degree in Biophysics from the university Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, France. His thesis work dealt with the reconstitution of viral proteins into liposomes and was performed at school of pharmacy of Chatenay Malabry in the laboratory of Dr Ollivon. He then joined the Membrane Structure and Function section of Dr Blumenthal at the NIH as visiting and then research fellow. He continues to work in support of Dr Blumenthal as a contractor from Leidos Biomedical Research Inc.


His research focuses on the study of the viral entry step. He investigated the kinetics of entry, the interaction of viral proteins with target membranes, the participation of host factors and the overall inhibition of the fusion process. This work has also led to the establishment of a novel technique for the inactivation of enveloped viruses. Mathias Viard is also looking at the interaction of particles with cells in the context of RNA delivery.

This page was last updated on 3/26/2014.