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Department of Molecular Biology and<br>
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The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology<br>
The Scripps Research Institute<br>
The Scripps Research Institute<br>
10550 N. Torrey Pines Rd.<br>
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Hello, I am a graduate student in the [http://www.scripps.edu/mb/wilson/ Wilson Lab] at [http://www.scripps.edu The Scripps Research Institute].
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I am a graduate student in the [http://www.scripps.edu/mb/wilson/ Wilson Lab] at [http://www.scripps.edu The Scripps Research Institute].
== Research Interests ==
== Research Interests ==
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*Structure-function studies of hemagglutinin receptor specificity (H5N1 avian viruses, 2,3 vs. 2,6 sialic acids)
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*Neutralization of influenza viruses by antibodies
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*Directed evolution/Display technology
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*Rational vaccine design guided by broadly neutralizing antibodies
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*Synthetic biology
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*Diversity of antibody structure and function
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== Education==
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B.A. in Biology, [http://www.uchicago.edu The University of Chicago] <br>
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*2011 (Expected),PhD,  [http://www.scripps.edu|The Scripps Research Institute]<br>
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*2005, B.A. in Biology, [http://www.uchicago.edu The University of Chicago] <br>
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== Past Lab Work==
== Past Lab Work==
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*Undergraduate honors thesis in Bernard Strauss's Lab, where we were investigating the coordination of DNA replication and cell division in ''E. coli''. <br>
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*2007-2011: '''Prof. Ian A. Wilson Lab''', thesis, structural characterization of broadly neutralizing antibodies against the influenza A virus.
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*Year abroad at the University of Paris, working in the labs of Miroslav Radman and Masamichi Kohiyama on mismatch-stimulated killing and the localization of replication forks in ''E. coli''.
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*2006-2007: '''Prof. Carlos Barbas Lab''', graduate rotation, directed evolution of site specific recombinases for genome engineering and gene therapy.
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*A "gap-year" in Michael Glotzer's Lab working on cytokinesis in mammalian cells.
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*2005-2006: '''Prof. Michael Glotzer Lab''' (gap year) working on cytokinesis in mammalian cells.
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*2003-2004: '''Prof. Miroslav Radman''' (Université Paris Descartes) and '''Prof. Masamichi Kohiyama''' (Université Pierre et Marie Curie) groups during year abroad in Paris, working on mismatch-stimulated killing and the localization of replication forks in ''E. coli''.
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*2003-2005: '''Prof. Bernard Strauss Lab''' (University of Chicago), undergraduate honors thesis, investigating the coordination of DNA replication and cell division in ''E. coli''.
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Damian C. Ekiert

PhD Candidate
Department of Molecular Biology and
The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology
The Scripps Research Institute
10550 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
BCC-206 La Jolla, CA 92037
858-784-2941
dcekiert at scripps dot edu

I am a graduate student in the Wilson Lab at The Scripps Research Institute.


Contents

Research Interests

  • Neutralization of influenza viruses by antibodies
  • Rational vaccine design guided by broadly neutralizing antibodies
  • Diversity of antibody structure and function

Education

Past Lab Work

  • 2007-2011: Prof. Ian A. Wilson Lab, thesis, structural characterization of broadly neutralizing antibodies against the influenza A virus.
  • 2006-2007: Prof. Carlos Barbas Lab, graduate rotation, directed evolution of site specific recombinases for genome engineering and gene therapy.
  • 2005-2006: Prof. Michael Glotzer Lab (gap year) working on cytokinesis in mammalian cells.
  • 2003-2004: Prof. Miroslav Radman (Université Paris Descartes) and Prof. Masamichi Kohiyama (Université Pierre et Marie Curie) groups during year abroad in Paris, working on mismatch-stimulated killing and the localization of replication forks in E. coli.
  • 2003-2005: Prof. Bernard Strauss Lab (University of Chicago), undergraduate honors thesis, investigating the coordination of DNA replication and cell division in E. coli.

Publications

  1. Strauss B, Kelly K, Dincman T, Ekiert D, Biesieda T, and Song R. . pmid:15028700. PubMed HubMed [coolpmid]
  2. Strauss B, Kelly K, and Ekiert D. . pmid:15805529. PubMed HubMed [coolpmid]
  3. Matic I, Ekiert D, Radman M, and Kohiyama M. . pmid:16352851. PubMed HubMed [coolpmid]
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