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
April 2019 Sayanee Adhikari passes her PhD proposal exam. Congratulations, Sayanee!
March 2019 Mahdi and Sayanee attend the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting to present their work.
January 2019 Sayanee receives a Chemical Engineering Sengers Travel Award. Congratulations!
January 2019 Dr. Karlsson attends the International Conference of Biomolecular Engineering to present the lab's work to engineer histatin 5.
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