CCAB-sponsored fellowship: Dr. Valencio Salema
Sept. 2016 – CCAB is sponsoring postdoctoral fellow Dr. Valencio Salema, supervised by Dr. Jason Moffat (University of Toronto), through the MITACS Elevate Program. Dr. Salema’s exciting project aims to utilize the evolved affinity of toxins for membrane-associated receptors to engineer antibody-like molecules capable of recognizing such receptors. Many of these receptors are involved in disease, but due to their embedment in the membrane, they have traditionally been difficult to target for drug development. The novel molecules developed by Dr. Salema could then be used in drug discovery. Read the project abstract here.
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