Dubbed “The Oscars of Science,” Baker’s award recognizes stellar achievements in building protein molecules from scratch to perform vital functions.
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.
Credit: Clare McLean