Alexia Anne Belperron PhD

Research Scientist in Medicine (Rheumatology) and Lecturer in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and in Organization Department; Instructor Mol Biophys & Biochem; Advisor: Center of Science and Quantitative Reasoning

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Office of Student Research

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental BiologyMolecular Biophysics and BiochemistryInternal Medicine

Research Interests

Vector-borne diseases; Lyme disease; Babesia; Relapsing fever spirochetes; Immunology; Diagnostics; Ticks; Intra-vital imaging; Optical tweezers more...


  • B.S., Cornell University, 1990
  • Ph.D., Dartmouth College, 1998

Selected Publications

  • Belperron AA, and Bockenstedt LK. 2001. Natural antibody affects the survival of the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi within feeding ticks. Infect Immun. 69:6456-6462. PMCID: PMC98781.
  • Belperron AA, Dailey CM and Bockenstedt LK. 2005. Infection-induced marginal zone B cell production of Borrelia hermsii-specific antibody is impaired in the absence of CD1d. J Immunol. 174:5681-5686. PMID: 15843569.
  • Belperron AA, Dailey CM, Booth CJ, Bockenstedt LK. 2007. Marginal zone B-cell depletion impairs murine host defense against Borrelia burgdorferi infection. Infect Immun. 75:3354-3360. PMCID: PMC1932939.



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