About our lab
Our lab uses the tools of protein and peptide engineering to improve the understanding and treatment of human disease. We use both rational design and directed evolution to engineer proteins and peptides, giving us a powerful set of molecular tools. We are currently focused on developing methods for studying, treating, and diagnosing infections caused by Candida albicans (the most common fungal pathogen in humans, see image below) and for studying proteins important in cancer.
Recent lab news
January 2018 Jesse Leissa joins the lab as an MS student. Welcome to the group, Jesse!
January 2018 Parisa's review on labeling proteins in live cells was accepted by Bioconjugate Chemistry. You can read the paper here.
January 2018 Svet, Neha, and Megan's manuscript on the effect of linkers on scFv immobilization was accepted by Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry.
December 2017 Zifan's manuscript on the secondary structure of cell-penetrating peptides during their interaction with fungal cells is accepted by Protein Science.
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