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
August 2019 Undergraduate student Vince Wedekind joins the lab. Welcome to the group!
August 2019 Sayanee and Jesse's review paper on engineering peptides has been accepted by the AIChE Journal. Read it here.
August 2019 Zifan's paper on designing cell-penetrating peptides has been accepted by the AIChE Journal. Read it here. Thanks to Kim Stroka and Mary Doolin for collaborating on this work!
July 2019 Jesse Leissa successfully defends his MS thesis. Jesse will continue his career at AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg. Congratulations!
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