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Ian Wilson

Hansen Professor of Structural Biology at Scripps Research Institute.

Hansen Professor of Structural Biology Chair Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology.

Immunologic recognition of microbial pathogens is fundamental for fighting infectious disease. Our major goal is to understand the interaction and neutralization of foreign antigens by the immune system through high-resolution x-ray structural studies of antibodies, Variable Lymphocyte Rectors (VLRs) and antigens in the humoral system, T-cell receptor complexes with MHC class I and class II in the cellular system, and through pattern recognition receptors, such as TLRs, in the innate immune system.

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See also: Institute Scripps Research Institute - Medical research facility with focus on research and education in the biomedical sciences.

Details last updated 02-Jan-2020

Ian Wilson News

Small molecule oral drug could treat influenza A - 11-Mar-2019

Targets seasonal and pandemic strains of flu


Llama blood clue to beating all flu

BBC - 02-Nov-2018

Llama antibodies able to attack parts of flu virus that don't mutate


Scientists Are Designing Artisanal Proteins for Your Body

New York Times - 26-Dec-2017

Our bodies make roughly 20,000 different kinds of proteins. A protein’s particular shape enables...