Kopriva Science Seminar Series, Amy Servid
- Friday, October 5, 2012 at 4:10pm
- Chemistry and Biochemistry Building, Byker Auditorium - view map
Amy Servid, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the recipient of a Kopriva Graduate Fellowship, will speak on "Engineering Protein Cages for Therapeutic and Materials Applications, Exploring the Interior and Exterior Surfaces." A reception will follow.
Servid is part of a team of researchers using protein cage nanoparticles to provide protective immune responses against respiratory viruses. Servid's research focuses on characterizing and modifying these nanoparticles with the goal of understanding how the structure of the nanoparticles relates to their function in vivo. She uses chemical and genetic modifications to design nanoparticles that display antigens or targeting molecules. This research provides a foundation for the design of nanoparticles that offer enhanced protection against influenza and other respiratory viruses.