WRF Innovation Fellowships

Protein Design

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Hua Bai

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design
David Galas, Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute

Education
Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience (physiology emphasis), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
B.Sc., Biological Sciences, Peking University, China, 2005

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Ralph Cacho

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design
Michael Gelb, Department of Chemistry

Education
Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015
B.S., Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Qian Cong

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design

Education
PhD, Molecular Biophysics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2017
BSc, Biological Science, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2009

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Alexis Courbet

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design
Joshua Smith, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Luis Ceze, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Education
PhD, University of Montpellier, 2015
PharmD, University of Montpellier and University of Paris Sud, 2015
MS, University of Montpellier, 2012
MS, University of Paris Sud, 2011

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Timothy Craven

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design
Jay Shendure, Department of Genome Sciences

Education
PhD, Biology and Molecular Design, New York University, 2016
MSc, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Georgetown University, 2010
BSc, Chemistry and Physics, The College of New Jersey, 2008

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Kristine Deibler

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design
Philip Greenberg, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Education
PhD, Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2017
BS, Biochemistry, Duquesne University, 2012

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Glenna Foight

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentor
Dustin Maly, Department of Chemistry

Education
Ph.D., Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015
B.S., Biochemistry, North Carolina State University, 2009

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Luke Helgeson

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentor
Trisha Davis, Department of Biochemistry

Education
PhD, University of Oregon, 2014
BS, Iowa State University, 2009

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Karla Herpoldt

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

UW Mentors
Patrick Stayton, Department of Bioengineering
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry

Education
PhD, Imperial College London
MPhys, University of Oxford

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Parisa Hosseinzadeh

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design
Michael Gelb, Department of Chemistry

Education
PhD, Biochemsisry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
BS, Biotechnology, University of Tehran, Iran, 2010

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Nihal Korkmaz

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
C. Dirk Keene, Department of Pathology
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design

Education
PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016
MS, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010
BS, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2008

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Marc Lajoie

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Dr. Lajoie's salary is funded by a Cancer Research Institute Fellowship;* Protein production and other research expenses are supported by the WRF Innovation Fellows Program at the Institute for Protein Design.

Mentors
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design
Nora Disis, Department of Medicine

Education
Ph.D., Chemical Biology, Harvard University
B.A., Biophysical Chemistry, Dartmouth College

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Shiri Levy

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentor
Hannele Ruohola-Baker, Department of Biochemistry

Education
PhD, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 2015
MS, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 2010
BS, University of Washington, 2007

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Rubul Mout

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
Jim De Yoreo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design

Education
PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017
MSc, Gauhati University, Guwahati, India, 2005
BSc, Tinsukia College, Tinsukia, Assam, India, 2003

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Jooyoung Park

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
Andrew Oberst, Department of Immunology
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design

Education
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
BA, DePauw University

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Anindya Roy

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
David Rawlings, Immunology, Seattle Children’s Hospital
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design

Education
Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University
M.S., Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, India
B.Sc., Chemistry, Calcutta University, India

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Danny Sahtoe

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Dr. Sahtoe's salary is funded by a European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Long Term Fellowship;* Protein production and other non-salary research expenses are supported by the WRF Innovation Fellows Program at the Institute for Protein Design.

Mentors
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design
Andrew Scharenberg, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Education
PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Netherlands Cancer Institute
MS, Vrije Unversiteit Amsterdam
BS, Leiden University

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Franziska Seeger

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
Mohamed Oukka, Seattle Children’s Hospital
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design

Education
Ph.D., Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2014
B.Sc., Biochemistry, Technical University of Munich, Germany, 2009

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Elizabeth Speltz

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentor
Jesse Zalatan, Department of Chemistry

Education
PhD, Yale University, 2016
MPhil, Yale University, 2012
BA, St. Olaf College, 2009

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Brian Weitzner

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentor
Forrest Michael, Department of Chemistry

Education
PhD, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2015
BS, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Minor Biomedical Engineering), Cornell University, 2009

 

*Several of the WRF Innovation Fellows in Protein Design have been awarded highly competitive external fellowship awards.  These individuals continue to receive the mentorship, training, and other non-monetary benefits of their position in the WRF Innovation Fellows program, and the program continues to provide support for their non-salary research expenses such as supplies and protein production services, as allowed by their respective fellowships.