ABOUT US

Our goal is to carry out research on interactions between humans and their microbes that has the maximum positive effect on human welfare.  Often this involves development and implementation of new technology for basic research and biotechnology.  One research focus involves studies of the human microbiome, the gigantic community of microbes that live associated with every human.  The human microbiome has been reported to influence health and most human diseases, offering numerous opportunities for engineering to improve human health.  Another area of research centers on HIV, including development of new methods and implementing novel high-throughput methods for understanding replication and devising therapeutics.  A third related area involves methods development for understanding and improving methods for human gene therapy. We offer sequencing and integration site analysis on a fee-for-service basis through our Viral/ Molecular High Density Sequencing Core.

Promising universal flu vaccine could protect against 20 strains https://www.newscientist.com/article/2348576-promising-universal-flu-vaccine-could-protect-against-20-strains/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=echobox&utm_medium=social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1669318402

We developed a new multivalent mRNA vaccine against all known influenza virus subtypes. Our study describing the vaccine was just published in @ScienceMagazine. 1/n
https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abm0271#.Y4DMJ5gdYY4.twitter

Congrats to Smith, Zackular and coworkers on their new findings on C. difficile in the human gut—"Enterococci enhance Clostridioides difficile pathogenesis" just out in Nature!
https://rdcu.be/cZOIB

Lecture tomorrow on Monkeypox and beyond! The talk will be targeted to all interested listeners, not just specialists. Stu Isaacs is a great speaker—please attend!
https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/wtsfjtrt

Honored to be the biology seminar speaker back on Hawk Hill today! Had a blast presenting my thesis research and answering such insightful questions from the students! @SJUBiology @saintjosephs

Congrats to Drew Weissman, Sarah Hammer and the NFT team for the sale of the awesome mRNA NFT at Christie’s. The celebratory lunch was great!
https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/university-pennsylvania-mrna-nft-vaccines-new-era/lots/3257

Hi everyone! It's been a while since we last posted but we're back with another member highlight! Sunny Shin (@SunnyShinLab /she/her) is one of our faculty members in TAA and is the director of the CAMB MVP subprogram!

Congratulations to @EscolanoLab (@PennMicro/ @Penn_IFI/ @TheWistar), recipient of the @NIHDirector's New Innovator Award!🎉 Learn more about Dr. Escolano's project https://bit.ly/3fKOmte and research interests here https://bit.ly/3SGTBJd #NIHHighRisk

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