Eva-Maria Strauch, Ph.D.
I am a new Assistant Professor at UGA in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences. I am fascinated by the molecular creativity viruses use to recognize, enter and hijack cells. My mission is to understand and inhibit these molecular processes by combining tools of computational and experimental methods - with the goal to derive new avenues for diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines.
The Foresight Institute made a short interview video clip during the 2017 AI workshop containing parts of my vision (in 1 min).
During my a post-doctorial training in Dr. David Baker’s lab (University of Washington) I developed both experimental and computational methods for designing proteins and protein-protein interactions. Using these, I have been working on generating molecular tools, such as pH-dependent antibody binding and ways to detect and inhibit viruses, primarily focusing on Influenza.
I received my Ph.D from the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department at the University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of Dr. George Georgiou where I used directed evolution principles to understand microbial physiology, and also to develop new, biotechnologically relevant, genetic screens.
Autumn Tobin (research technician)
Jayant Parashar (graduate researcher, Comp. Science)
Kaitlyn Orzechowski (undergraduate researcher, Cell Biology)
2018 - 2019 Rhythm Shah, Ph.D. (research technician)
2018 Jiachen Huang (ILS rotation student, UGA)
2018 Noah Legall (ILS rotation student, UGA)
2017 - 2018 Rachel Crow (undergraduate researcher, Microbiology, UW)
2017 - 2018 Cooper James (undergraduate researcher, Microbiology, UW)
2017 - 2018 Luana Paleologu (undergraduate researcher, Microbiology, UW)
2017 Luis Gomez-Castillo (undergraduate researcher, Microbiology, UW)
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