Congneital Cytomegalovirus infection; Strain diversity; Genotyping; Viral load
Dr. Ravit Boger is an associate professor of pediatrics and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her area of clinical expertise is pediatric infectious diseases.
She is known for her research on congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. Her lab was among the first in this country to characterize CMV genes, and they recently identified a protein that regulates the body’s immune response to CMV.
Dr. Boger earned her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University. Following an internship at the Rabin Medical Center in Petah-Tivah, Israel, and service as a physician in the Israel Defense Forces, she completed a residency in pediatrics at Dana Children’s Hospital in Tel-Aviv. Dr. Boger performed her fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2001.
Her research interests include CMV infection, with a particular focus of identifying and developing novel anti-CMV compounds. Her studies also focus on understanding the mechanisms of CMV inhibition by newly identified anti-CMV compounds.
She is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.