David Baker

November 8, 2018

For the first time, scientists have created from scratch self-assembling protein filaments built from identical protein subunits that snap together spontaneously to form long, helical, thread-like structures.

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April 4, 2018

The Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington School of Medicine has been awarded $11.3 million from the Open Phi

When a protein folds correctly, it spurs a biological process in a cell -- one of many that enable the human body to live. Our bodies have about 100,000 distinct proteins, built from strings of amino acids, and each protein has a job to do.

A route for constructing protein nanomachines engineered for specific applications may be closer to reality. 

David Baker, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, works with a colleague in his lab at the Institute for Protein Design.
June 26, 2017

David Baker, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, works with a colleague in his lab at the Institute for Protein Design.

 
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