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 2017 Our work to develop an improved antifungal therapy for oral infections (with colleagues at the Dental School) is selected as a finalist for UMD's Invention of the Year. Read more here.
January 2017 Svet and Dr. Karlsson present at the International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering in San Diego, CA.
November 2016 Svet receives a Food, Pharmaceutical, and Bioengineering Division oral presentation award for her AIChE talk.
November 2016 Svet and Zifan present their work at the AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco. And Dr. Karlsson and Svet go ice skating in Union Square!
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