Peter John Tattersall PhD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine and of Genetics

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Molecular Virology


Laboratory Medicine

Molecular Virology

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Genetics; Parvoviruses; DNA replication; Gene therapy; Oncolytic virus; Vaccines; Vectors; Viral replication and vectors   more...


  • Ph.D., University of London, 1971

Selected Publications

  • Li, L., Cotmore, S.F., & Tattersall, P. Maintenance of the Flip sequence orientation of the ears in the parvoviral left-end hairpin is a non-essential consequence of the critical asymmetry in the hairpin stem. J Virol. 86(22), 2012, in press.
  • Cotmore, S.F. & Tattersall, P. Mutations at the base of the icosahedral five-fold cylinders of Minute Virus of Mice induce 3'-to-5' genome uncoating and critically impair entry functions. J. Virol., 86: 69-80, 2012.
  • Paglino, J. & Tattersall, P. The parvoviral capsid controls an intracellular phase of infection essential for efficient killing of stepwise-transformed human fibroblasts. Virology, 416:32-41, 2011.



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