Dr. Enrique Durand

"The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it."
                                                                                                            Neil DeGrasse Tyson



PhD, Molecular Microbiology, Tufts University

Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Dissertation: “Cellular and Molecular Targets of Yops During Oral Infection with Yersinia pseudotuberculosis


MSc, Biology, University of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia




Teacher of Biology, International Baccalaureate Program 

Snowden International School, Boston Public Schools

Teacher of Spanish for Native-speakers

Snowden International School, Boston Public Schools 


2012 to present



Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

Department of Pathology Brigham and Women's Hospital, Tanya Mayadas’ Laboratory


Instructor and Tutor in Molecular Biology, Tufts University

School of Medicine


Teaching Assistant, Medical Microbiology Laboratory, Tufts University

School of Medicine


Technician, Center for Blood Research

Harvard University, Judy Lieberman's Laboratory






Teacher of Biology (grades 9-11), Santa Cecilia Bilingual High School

Heredia, Costa Rica


Lecturer in General Biology & Laboratory, Institute of Technology

Cartago, Costa Rica


Guest Lecturer in Molecular Biology, Hospital Center for Nuclear Medicine 

Montevideo, Uruguay


Researcher Restriction Enzyme Division, Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Havana, Cuba








Xun Li*,†, Xavier Cullere*, Hiroshi Nishi*, Gurpanna Saggu*, Enrique Durand*, Michael K. Mansour‡, Jenny M. Tam‡, Xiu-yu Song†, Xin Lin§, Jatin M. Vyas‡ and Tanya Mayadas*(2016),

PKC-δ activation in neutrophils promotes fungal clearance. JLB; volume 100)


Durand EA, Rolan H.G, Mecsas J. (2012) 

The SLP-76 signal transduction pathway is disrupted by YopH in PMNs during animal infection by Yersinia. PNAS- 202-334-2679)


Durand EA, Maldonado-Arocho FJ, Castillo C, Walsh RL, Mecsas J. (2010)

The presence of professional phagocytes dictates the number of host cells targeted for Yop translocation during infection.

Cell Microbiol.; 12(8):1064-82. 


Behera AK, Durand E, Cugini C, Antonara S, Bourassa L, Hildebrand E, Hu LT, Coburn J.(2008) 

Borrelia burgdorferi BBB07 interaction with integrin alpha3beta1 stimulates production of

pro-inflammatory mediators in primary human chondrocytes.

Cell Microbiol. 10(2):320-31. 


Shi L, Keefe D, Durand E, Feng H, Zhang D, Lieberman J. (2005)

Granzyme B binds to target cells mostly by charge and must be added at the same time as perforin to trigger apoptosis. 

J Immunol.2005 May 1; 174(9):5456-61.

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