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
February 2020 Sayanee and Jesse's peptide engineering review appears in the March 2020 issue of the AIChE Journal, which honors Frances Arnold. Read our paper and the other excellent papers here.
January 2020 The Karlsson Lab and the Klauda Lab have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the intracellular interaction of proteins and lipids using experiments and simulations.
January 2020 Our lab expands! Graduate students Dinara, Wright, and Marzy and undergraduate student Jiwon join the lab. Welcome!
January 2020 Svet's paper studying degradation of variants of histatin 5 appears in the February 2020 issue of Protein Science. Read it here.
December 2019 The Karlsson Lab receives a grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to design and study variants of histatin 5.
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