Institute of Cellular Medicine

Staff Profile

Dr Brian Ford

Research Associate


Roles and Responsibilities

Research Associate in the Agius Group


Ph.D. Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

M.Phil. Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

M.S. Biology, New York University

B.A. Organismal Biology and Ecology, Bard College

Previous Positions

2015 - 2017: Postdoctoral researcher, The Mechano Micro Biology Lab

2012 - 2015: Doctoral candidate, The Dennehy Lab

2009 - 2012: Graduate Research Assistant, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

2005 - 2009: Senior Research Technician II, The Population Council

2004 - 2005: Research Assistant, The Rockefeller University

Google scholar profile.


  • Ford BE, Baloh M, Dennehy JJ. Evolutionary Ecology of the Viruses of Microorganisms. In: Hyman, P; Abedon, ST, ed. Viruses of Microorganisms. Poole, UK: Caister Academic Press, 2018. In Press.
  • Ford BE, Sun B, Carpino J, Chapler ES, Ching J, Choi Y, Jhun K, Kim JD, Lallos GG, Morgenstern R, Singh S, Theja S, Dennehy JJ. Frequency and Fitness Consequences of Bacteriophage Phi 6 Host Range Mutations. PLoS ONE 2014, 9(11), e113078.
  • Rodriguez A, Kleinbeck K, Mizenina O, Kizima L, Levendosky K, Jean-Pierre N, Villegas G, Ford BE, Cooney ML, Teleshova N, Robbiani M, Herold BC, Zydowsky T, Romero JAF. In vitro and in vivo evaluation of two carrageenan-based formulations to prevent HPV acquisition. Antiviral Research 2014, 108, 88-93.
  • Kizima L, Rodriguez A, Kenney J, Derby N, Mizenina O, Menon R, Seidor S, Zhang SM, Levendosky K, Jean-Pierre N, Pugach P, Villegas G, Ford BE, Gettie A, Blanchard J, Piatak M, Lifson JD, Paglini G, Teleshova N, Zydowsky TM, Robbiani M, Fernandez-Romero JA. A Potent Combination Microbicide that Targets SHIV-RT, HSV-2 and HPV. PLOS ONE 2014, 9(4), e94547.
  • Fernandez-Romero JA, Abraham CJ, Rodriguez A, Kizima L, Jean-Pierre N, Menon R, Begay O, Seidor S, Ford BE, Gil PI, Peters J, Katz D, Robbiani M, Zydowsky TM. Zinc Acetate/Carrageenan Gels Exhibit Potent Activity In Vivo against High-Dose Herpes Simplex Virus 2 Vaginal and Rectal Challenge. ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY 2012, 56(1), 358-368.
  • Begay O, Jean-Pierre N, Abraham CJ, Chudolij A, Seidor S, Rodriguez A, Ford BE, Henderson M, Katz D, Zydowsky T, Robbiani M, Fernandez-Romero JA. Identification of Personal Lubricants That Can Cause Rectal Epithelial Cell Damage and Enhance HIV Type 1 Replication in Vitro. AIDS RESEARCH AND HUMAN RETROVIRUSES 2011, 27(9), 1019-1024.