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    • Bioorthogonal Functionalization of Elastin-like Polypeptides 

      Costa, Simone (2019)
      Recombinant technology has given us the powerful ability to imagine and create novel biological entities, from potent therapeutics to functionally active materials. By harnessing nature’s building blocks and reconfiguring ...
    • Genetically Encoded Albumin Binding Drug Delivery Systems 

      Yousefpour, Parisa (2018)
      Albumin is emerging as a promising and versatile carrier to improve the pharmacokinetic and therapeutic profiles of drugs because of its unique physiological properties. The objective of this dissertation is to develop drug ...
    • Integrating Protein Engineering and Genomics for Cancer Therapy 

      Manzari, Mandana Taghizadeh (2018)
      We have developed a broadly applicable platform that harnesses the power of protein engineering and genetic screening to produce efficacious protein-drug combinations for cancer therapy. For proof-of-concept, we implemented ...
    • Recombinantly Engineered Polypeptides for Drug Delivery 

      Luginbuhl, Kelli Michelle (2017)
      Novel drug delivery methods aims to improve the therapeutic efficacy by enhancing the molecule’s pharmacokinetic profile as well as increasing its accumulation at the target size while reducing the amount at off-target sites. ...
    • Reduction of HIV-virion Transport for Prevention of HIV Transmission 

      Lai, Bonnie E. (2010)
      This dissertation explores strategies for reducing HIV-virion transport to mucosal surfaces to prevent HIV infection. Infection requires contact between HIV and an infectable cell, so any means of inhibiting this step could ...