2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Supported by: Anonymous Donor
Mentor: Jennifer Cochran, Bioengineering

Camila Kofman is working to engineer enzymes that are capable of performing site-specific bioconjugation reactions, in which small molecules are bound to specific amino acid sequences. The hypothesis behind her work is that these enzymes will allow for highly selective antibody-drug conjugates that could be used to develop therapeutic approaches to target diseased cells, such as in cancer.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

Targeted Delivery of siRNA Using Knottin-Protein Conjugates for Atherosclerosis and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms


Camila R. Kofman1, Sandra M. DePorter1, Sungwon Lim1, Jennifer R. Cochran1
[Department of Bioengineering1, Stanford University]