Speeding Up Evolution to Create Useful Proteins Wins the Chemistry Nobel

Jonathan Lai, Ph.D., comments on phage display, a molecule-manufacturing technique he uses to develop vaccines. The creators of phage display won the 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Dr. Lai is professor of biochemistry.


Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News interviews Jonathan Lai, Ph.D., about new approaches to antibody engineering that could lead to novel drugs effective against various viruses, including Ebola. Dr. Lai is professor of biochemistry at Einstein.


Live Science interviews Jonathan Lai, Ph.D., about his research engineering the first antibodies that can neutralize the most lethal strains of Ebola virus. Dr. Lai notes that these findings are the first significant step towards developing an all-inclusive treatment. Dr. Lai is associate professor of biochemistry at Einstein.


NY1 interviews Jonathan Lai, Ph.D., about his research on Ebola that focuses on developing antibodies to use as a possible treatment for all five strains of the virus. Dr. Lai notes that so far his lab has discovered antibodies that have proven protective in mice against the Sudan strain of the Ebola virus, but more research is required. Dr. Lai is associate professor of biochemistry.

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