IBBR is pleased to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Saif Hasan. Dr. Hasan joins us as an Assistant Professor in the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He is a structural biologist who focuses on membrane proteins, and will use IBBR’s new cryo-EM facility to study complexes responsible for biological transport, disease, and virus assembly. His lab is currently located on the 4th floor of Building II.
Findings may show how immune checkpoint LAG3 can be exploited to fight disease
IBBR congratulates Dr.
It takes about 450 years for a plastic bottle to break down in nature, but with the UMD “PETNET” team’s new technology, this time could potentially be cut to as little as 2 weeks. The team also developed an efficient and economical system to measure degradation.
Multi-specific anti-HIV antibodies that neutralize almost all circulating HIV-1 viruses will be optimized to target persistent infection
Imparting a lasting legacy is the hope and dream of most people, but perhaps none more so than those who devote their lives and careers to scientific discovery and education.
The recent cases of Ebola virus infection in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are an alarming reminder of the images and statistics that brought the disease to the forefront of public concern during the 2014 outbreak in West Africa.
New computational tool supports the engineering and development of cancer immunotherapies
When most of us think about viruses and bacteria, we envision germs that make people sick. But, Dr. Daniel Nelson, IBBR Fellow and Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maryland College Park, studies viruses that may end up making us well -- by killing disease-causing bacteria.