Mathias Viard, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist (Contr)

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.

Areas of Expertise
viral entry

Contact Info

Mathias Viard, Ph.D.
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 469, Room 211
Frederick, MD 21702-1201
301-846-7349
mathias.viard@nih.gov

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.

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.

Research

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.

Biography

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.