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 2018 See our new group picture on the NEWS page and check out our brand-new PICTURES page!
July 2018 Parisa successfully defends her thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Moghaddam-Taaheri, and good luck with your consulting career!!
May 2018 Undergraduates Tom and Katherine join the group. Welcome to the lab!
April 2018 Crazy about Candida! Dr. Karlsson attends the Candida and Candidiasis conference to present our work on engineering histatin 5 for protease resistance.
See details on these items and more on our NEWS page.