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
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.
December 2018 Sayanee receives a Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant. Congratulations!
December 2018 Sayanee's paper is available from the Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology. Find it here.
November 2018 Dr. Karlsson participates in the Bioscience Day Pitch Competition.
October 2018 The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to protein engineers, including chemical engineer Frances Arnold!
September 2018 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering undergraduate Funke Okunrinboye joins the lab. Welcome!
See details on these items and more on our NEWS page.