Core R&D Labs

Staffed by professional scientists and equipped with advanced resources, our Core R&D Labs develop new methods, collect experimental data, and help interpret results. Their work advances our entire research portfolio and helps ensure that our most promising molecules and methods are ready for real-world application. These activities are not available for external contract work.

Biologics and Vaccine Production and Process Development Core

These teams produce and characterize proteins using prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems. They also create comprehensive technology transfer packages for our emerging biologics, vaccines, and technology platforms.

Rashmi Ravichandran, MS
Scientist 4
Core Leader

Natalie Brunette
Scientist 2

Rebecca Cole
Scientist 1

Alex Goodson
Scientist 1

Mila Lamb
Scientist 1

Christine Men
Scientist 1

Analisa Murray
Scientist 1

Adian Valdez
Scientist 2

Blue Vesari
Scientist 1

Undergraduate Assistants: Laura Beard, Elizabeth Damitio

Assay and Analytics Research Core

These teams generate insights into cellular processes, functionalities, and drug interactions by performing light-based microscopy and other sophisticated tests on biological samples. They also synthesize and analyze designed peptides.

Justin Decarreau, PhD
Scientist 4
Core Leader

Suna Cheng
Scientist 3
Core Leader

Xinting Li, MS
Scientist 2
Core Leader

Craig Dobbins
Scientist 1

Jon Woods
Scientist 1

Adri Tran-Pearson
Research Assistant

Undergraduate Assistants: Amber Nguyen Beauvais, Jonas Piper

Electron Microscopy Research Core

Employing cutting-edge electron microscopes and data processing pipelines, this team captures and analyzes high-resolution images of protein samples to elucidate molecular structures, functions, and interactions.

Andrew Borst, PhD
Scientist 4
Core Leader

Connor Weidle
Scientist 3

Kenneth Carr
Research Assistant

Crystallography Research Core

This team helps reveal atomic-level details of our designed proteins and peptides by performing x-ray crystallography.

Asim Bera, PhD
Senior Scientist
Core Leader

Alex Kang
Scientist 3

Evans Brackenbrough
Research Assistant

Emily Joyce
Research Assistant

Innovation Office

As part of one of the largest public universities in the world, we collaborate with the University of Washington’s innovation office CoMotion to secure patents that can pave the way for positive social and commercial impact.

This partnership has led to hundreds of new innovations, extending our reach to development partners around the world.