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Opportunities for Students

Graduate students can join the lab through the programs in Molecular Biology or Biological Chemistry. We welcome rotation students.

Papers

Research from the Kay Lab is published in leading scientific journals. Below are some of our more recent papers. Our complete list is also available.

PIE12 in Novel preclinical models of topical PrEP 2013 Retrovirol.

 

Protease-resistant peptide design: Empowering nature’s fragile warriors 2012 Biopolymers

 

Membrane Localized D-peptide Inhibitors of HIV Entry 2012 Bioconjugate Chem.

 

PIE12-Trimer Discovery 2010 J. Virol.

 

Research

The Kay Lab is dedicated to finding ways to combat HIV infection and other life threatening diseases. Our research sheds light on the mechanisms of enveloped viral entry and its inhibition. Through a collaboration with a local pharmaceutical company, Navigen, we hope to translate our research into the development of effective human therapeutics.

The Kay Lab is also interested in breaking the barriers of SPPS to create larger and more complex chemically synthesized peptides. Ultimately, we hope to tackle this obstacle biologically by assembling a mirror-image in vitro translation apparatus (D-ribosome) and eventually a mirror-image organism (“D. coli”).

Inhibiting Ebola Entry

The D. coli Project

D-peptide Inhibitors of HIV Entry

University of Utah, Department of Biochemistry, 15 N Medical Drive East RM 4100, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5650 USA

Office: (801) 585-5021 | Lab: (801) 585-9512 | kay@biochem.utah.edu