We create proteins that solve modern challenges in medicine, technology, and sustainability.

From launching successful companies to developing a royalty-free COVID-19 vaccine, our science is shaping tomorrow.

What is protein design?

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In nature, proteins harvest solar energy, manufacture molecules, and transform chemical energy into work. Our scientists draw inspiration from nature as we seek to design equally useful molecules from scratch.

By unlocking the power of proteins, we are setting the stage for a new wave of medicines and materials with previously unimagined functions — tapping into the full efficiency, scalability, and sustainability of biology.

Our Research

Explore our most impactful tools

Protein Therapeutics
Computer-generated molecules that reprogram cells, block infection, capture toxins & more.

Next-Generation Vaccines
Highly stable and customizable vaccines for influenza, HIV, cancer & beyond.

Advanced Drug Delivery
Nanoscale protein assemblies that move therapeutics to specific cells within the body.

Biological Devices
Programmable switches, sensors, and molecular machines that function inside cells.

Self-Assembling Nanomaterials
Atomically precise materials with applications in solar energy, imaging, and basic research.

Bioactive Peptides
Chemically synthesized molecules with predictable structures and functions.

Algorithm Development
Biomolecular modeling and computational design are at the heart of everything we do.

Designing Proteins,
Shaping Tomorrow


Our royalty-free COVID-19 vaccine

A protein-based vaccine for COVID-19 that uses our self-assembling nanoparticle technology has been approved by medical regulators in the United Kingdom and South Korea. The vaccine is also the 12th COVID-19 vaccine in the world to be granted an Emergency Use Listing by the World Health Organization.


A promising treatment for Celiac disease

KumaMax is an enzyme designed to treat Celiac disease. Research on it began as an undergraduate project in the Baker Lab and would go on to form the basis of a spinout company. Takeda Pharmaceuticals is now working to test KumaMax in the clinic.


Foldit: A video game for protein design

Computers are smart, but they sometimes miss important things. The same goes for researchers. This is where Foldit comes in: everyday people playing Foldit can help discover better protein designs through their unique creativity and ingenuity.

Get Involved

We invite you to be a part of our journey. Whether you’re a student, researcher, partner, or supporter, there’s a place for you in our mission.