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
July 2019 Jesse Leissa successfully defends his MS thesis. Jesse will continue his career at AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg. Congratulations!
June 2019 Undergraduate students Katherine Sniezek and Andrea Fox join the lab. Welcome!
May 2019 Dr. Karlsson has been promoted to associate professor with tenure.
May 2019 Undergraduate Funke Okunrinboye awarded LSAMP Undergraduate Research Program funding for summer research. Congratulations!
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