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Priebe Lab | Meet the Team

Principal Investigator

Gregory Priebe, MD

Dr. Priebe is a Senior Associate in the Division of Critical Care Medicine of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he attends in the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit. He is also an Associate in the Division of Infectious Diseases of the Department of Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Priebe serves as the Associate Program Director for the Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he is the Director of Fellowship Research. In addition to his clinical and teaching roles, Dr. Priebe chairs the hospital’s Nosocomial Infection Oversight Committee, which monitors healthcare-associated infection prevention practices for the hospital’s 4 ICUs. He is also active in national working groups aimed at reducing and better defining healthcare-associated infections in children. In 2013, Dr. Priebe established the Translational Research for Infection Prevention in Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care (TRIPPACC) Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, a multidisciplinary program bringing together Dr. Priebe’s laboratory with the clinical microbiology lab at Boston Children’s Hospital, Infection Prevention and Control at BCH, and the Dept. of Systems Biology at HMS, all with focus on bacterial -omics techniques to study antibiotic resistance and bacterial pathogenesis in healthcare associated infections.

Dr. Priebe earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and then completed residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital followed by fellowships in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, also at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is board certified in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

Research Fellows

Christina Merakou, Ph.D 
Research Fellow
Completed a 5-year degree program (BSc + MSc) in Agricultural Biotechnology at the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece. Earned her MSc in Medical Biotechnology from Wageneingen University, Netherlands and her Ph.D in Molecular Biotechnology from the University of Siena/Novartis Vaccines, Italy. Her research interests are in human bacterial pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, microbial genetics, and vaccinology

Matthew Schaefers, Ph.D
Research Fellow
Earned his Ph.D. in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology with emphasis in infectious diseases from the University of Minnesota. His project focuses on understanding gene regulation pathways involved in Burkholderia and Pseudomonas pathogenesis.

Research Assistants

Nicole M. Boisvert, B.S. 
Research Assistant
Earned her B.S. from UMass Amherst. Her area of focus is in microbiology research on human pathogenic bacteria

Tiffany Liao, B.S.
Research Assistant
Earned her B.S in Biology from Emory University. Her areas of focus are in Biology and Computer Science.

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