User:Damian Ekiert

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== Education==
*2011 (Expected),PhD,  [|The Scripps Research Institute]<br>
*2011 (Expected), PhD,  [|The Scripps Research Institute]<br>
*2005, B.A. in Biology, [ The University of Chicago] <br>
*2005, B.A. in Biology, [ The University of Chicago] <br>

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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
dcekiert at scripps dot edu

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


Research Interests

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


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.


  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]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed
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