Doctor Ben Dickerman


After completing his Bachelor of Science degree in 2001 and Master of Science degree in 2003, Ben began working as a Research Assistant investigating transcriptional termination in Vaccinia virus. At the completion of this project, he resumed his studies concentrating on virology. Ben completed his PhD in Molecular Virology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA in 2012. His thesis research investigated an unexpected developmental defect in mice lacking the protein PACT/RAX, a dsRNA binding protein previously expected to play a role in the innate antiviral immune response.

Ben’s research is focused on investigating the role of glycans in HIV infection, specifically in identifying novel carbohydrate inhibitors of virus entry that may be developed for clinical use.


  • May 2014 – Present: Research Officer, Burnet Institute, Australia
  • Feb 2013 – Dec 2013: Research Officer, University of Melbourne Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Australia
  • Jun 2012 – Dec 2013: Postdoctoral Researcher, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, USA


  • Jun 2012: Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Virology, Case Western Reserve University, USA
  • Aug 2004: Master of Science in Biology, State University of New York College at Fredonia, USA
  • May 2001: Bachelor of Science in Molecular Genetics, State University of New York College at Fredonia, USA

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