David Baker, PhD

Director, Institute for Protein Design

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Henrietta and Aubrey Davis Endowed Professor of Biochemistry, University of Washington School of Medicine

Adjunct Professor, Genome Sciences, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics, University of Washington

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Mohamad Abedi

Postdoc

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Woody Ahern

Grad Student

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Green Ahn

Postdoc

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Han Raut Altae-Tran

Postdoc

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Linna An

Postdoc

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Milorad Andjelkovic

Visitor

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Magnus Bauer

Postdoc

Magnus is exploring the design of kinases and protein-based inhibitors to decode and manipulate cellular logic.

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Neville Bethel

Acting Instructor

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Riti Biswas

Grad Student

Riti is working on antibody design to accelerate biologic therapeutics R&D.

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Yang Bo

Postdoc

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Julia Bonzanini

Grad Student

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Adam Broerman

Grad Student

Adam is designing motions, mechanics, and kinetics of dynamic protein assemblies.

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Adam Chazin-Gray

Grad Student

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Wei Chen

Postdoc

Wei is designing proteins to modulate gene expression

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David Chmielewski

Postdoc

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Hojun Choi

Postdoc

Hojun is interested in designing protein tools to sense and control endogenous signaling events.

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Rishabh Chowhan

Undergrad

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Jung Ho Chun

Postdoc

Jungho is designing proteins that modulate immune cells to differentiate into specific cell stages and elicit desired immune responses.

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Alexis Courbet

Staff

Alexis is a protein nanomachine designer and AI-based protein design researcher, exploring the field from first principles to translation.

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Brian Coventry

Staff

Brian is trying to understand the forces that stick proteins together

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Wenzhao Dai

Visitor

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Cullen William Demakis

Grad Student

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Abishai Ebenezer

Staff

Abishai works on improving machine learning models for designing new proteins.

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Nathan Ennist

Acting Instructor

Nate is designing proteins for artificial photosynthesis with the long-term goal of producing renewable fuel.

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Declan Evans

Postdoc

Declan is designing enzymes for reactions not observed in Nature

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Marc Exposit

Grad Student

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Andrew Favor

Grad Student

Andrew is developing deep learning models to design complexes containing both proteins and nucleic acids.

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Mariana Garcia Sanchez

Staff

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Jacob Gershon

Grad Student

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Cameron Glasscock

Postdoc

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Matthias Gloegl

Postdoc

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Inna Goreshnik

Staff

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Nathan Greenwood

Undergrad

Nathan is designing protein binders to target cancer and increase our understanding of biology.

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Ella Haefner

Grad Student

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Hannah Han

Undergrad

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Nikita Hanikel

Postdoc

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Stephanie Hanna

Grad Student

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Florence Hardy

Postdoc

Florence is designing light activated enzymes using noncanonical amino acid photosensitisers.

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Derrick Hicks

Acting Instructor

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Shingo Honda

Postdoc

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Yang Hsia

Staff

Yang is interested in designing protein and protein-adjacent bio-materials across different length scales (nano- to macro-scale).

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Tim Huddy

Staff

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Ian Humphreys

Grad Student

Ian is using deep learning and coevolution to predict proteome-wide protein interactions

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Andrew Hunt

Postdoc

Andrew is designing enzymes and developing high-throughput assays.

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Abbas Idris

Grad Student

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Marouane Jaakik

Visitor

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Shruti Jain

Grad Student

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Jihun Jeung

Grad Student

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David Juergens

Grad Student

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Indrek Kalvet

Postdoc

Indrek is designing new enzymes based on catalytic cofactor binding.

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Sebastian Kenny

Postdoc

Kenny is designing minibinder proteins to perform targeted protein degradation for novel therapeutic applications.

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Ryan Kibler

Postdoc

Ryan is designing proteins for lanthanide separation

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Chan Johng Kim

Postdoc

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Paul Kim

Grad Student

Paul is working on generative models for design of DNA-binding-proteins, with the eventual goal of optimizing for specificity.

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David Kim

Staff

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Donghyo Kim

Postdoc

Donghyo is designing de novo enzymes using deep learning methods.

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Yakov Kipnis

Staff

Yakov is working on computational enzyme design.

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Steffen Klein

Postdoc

Steffen is working on the development of novel protein tags for cryo electron microscopy (cryo-EM).

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Owen Henry Knight

Undergrad

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Rohith Krishna

Grad Student

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Aditya Krishnakumar

Grad Student

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Andrew Kubaney

Grad Student

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Paul Kwon

Grad Student

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Anna Lauko

Grad Student

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Gyu Rie Lee

Staff

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David Lee

Grad Student

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Mauriz Lichtenstein

Visitor

Mauriz is a visiting Masters student from the FU Berlin and working on redesigning TCRs and cytokines to target cancers.

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Caixuan Liu

Postdoc

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Yulai Liu

Grad Student

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Ge Liu

Postdoc

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Bingxu Liu

Postdoc

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Peik Lund-Andersen

Grad Student

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Lauren K Ma

Undergrad

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Saeed Mahamood

Undergrad

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Sagardip Majumder

Postdoc

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Simon Mathis

Visitor

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Clara McCurdy

Grad Student

Clara is designing proteins to edit the epigenome and activate signaling pathways in stem cells.

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Ryan McHugh

Grad Student

Ryan is training machine learning models specialized for predicting the structure and specificity of DNA-binding proteins.

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Nora McNamara-Bordewick

Grad Student

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Ljubica Mihaljevic

Postdoc

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Lukas Milles

Acting Instructor

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Joe Min

Grad Student

Joe is interested in developing methods to redesign native proteins to combat the effects of climate change.

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Amir Motmaen

Grad Student

Amir is working on using protein design to program and direct T cell for immunotherapy applications targeting solid tumors.

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Edin Muratspahic

Postdoc

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Robert Pecoraro

Grad Student

Robert is working on the computational design of proteins that bind specific DNA sequences.

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Sam Pellock

Postdoc

Sam is interested in designing enzymes that go fast.

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Annika Philomin

Grad Student

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Arvind Pillai

Postdoc

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Yuliya Politanska

Grad Student

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Harley Pyles

Staff

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Jason Qian

Postdoc

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Xiangli Qu

Postdoc

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Robert Ragotte

Postdoc

Rob is designing proteins that neutralize pathogens and alter cell signalling pathways

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Anusree Ravooru

Undergrad

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Nicole Roullier

Staff

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Saman Salike

Grad Student

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Isaac Sappington

Grad Student

Isaac is developing methods to solve protein-protein interface design, enabling the creation of de novo protein therapeutics and cytokines

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Amijai Saragovi

Postdoc

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Christina Savvides

Grad Student

Christina is interested in designing immunomodulators to treat autoimmune diseases.

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Thomas Schlichthaerle

Postdoc

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DeJenae See

Grad Student

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Shajesh Sharma

Grad Student

Shajesh is designing small molecule sensors to optimize engineered metabolic pathways.

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Will Sheffler

Staff

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Kathryn Shelley

Postdoc

Kathryn is designing proteins that undergo light-driven conformational change.

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Hao Shen

Postdoc

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Alexander Shida

Grad Student

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Hojeong Shin

Postdoc

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Ellen Shrock

Postdoc

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Sofia Siddiqui

Undergrad

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Jeremiah Sims

Grad Student

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Abhishek Singh

Postdoc

Abhishek is creating catalysts inside evolving nanostructures formed through de novo protein self-assembly.

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Zihao Song

Grad Student

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Ria Sonigra

Grad Student

Ria is working on de novo design of nanopores for biosensing applications

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Pascal Sturmfels

Grad Student

Pascal is developing computational methods for docking and screening.

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Kiera Sumida

Grad Student

Kiera is designing enzymes for plastic degradation.

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Avi Swartz

Grad Student

Avi is designing new photosystems for artificial photosynthesis

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Kirsten Thompson

Grad Student

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Long Tran

Grad Student

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Dionne Vafeados

Staff

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Stann Van-Baaren

Visitor

Stann is designing hydrolases.

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Susana Vazquez Torres

Grad Student

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Preetham Venkatesh

Grad Student

Preetham is designing next-generation therapeutics for chronic pain and metabolic disorders

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Shunzhi Wang

Acting Instructor

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Xinru Wang

Postdoc

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Yujia Wang

Postdoc

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Will White

Grad Student

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Jonas Wilhelm

Postdoc

Jonas is designing enzymes that catalyze new-to-nature reactions

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Seth Woodbury

Grad Student

Seth is designing de novo (metallo)enzymes from transition state theozymes for diverse catalytic and photocatalytic applications.

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Kejia Wu

Grad Student

Kejia is developing generalizable methods for peptides/disordered region binding; looking into their implications in biology.

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Jinwei Xu

Postdoc

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Wei Yang

Postdoc

Wei Yang is designing de novo binders for immune modulation.

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Jason Zhang

Postdoc