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 2018 Crazy about Candida! Dr. Karlsson attends the Candida and Candidiasis conference to present our work on engineering histatin 5 for protease resistance.
April 2018 Former undergraduate Mack Walls awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his work at Princeton University.
January 2018 Jesse Leissa joins the lab as an MS student. Welcome to the group, Jesse!
January 2018 Parisa's review on labeling proteins in live cells was accepted by Bioconjugate Chemistry. You can read the paper here.
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