Students Seek Antibodies Among the Alpacas

On February 24, 2014 by Grad Forum
On board for the alpaca study visit were (from the left) Tessa Streeter ’14, graduate student Nicholas Warren, Yu (Bill) Tang ’17, Taylor Watson ’16, and Gabriella (Bria) Grangard ’16.

On board for the alpaca study visit were (from the left) Tessa Streeter ’14, graduate student Nicholas Warren, Yu (Bill) Tang ’17, Taylor Watson ’16, and Gabriella (Bria) Grangard ’16.

When you think of lab animals, alpacas don’t usually spring to mind. They tend to conjure up images of socks and sweaters. But chemist and biochemist Mark Spaller and his students have started to focus on this small South American cousin of the camel as an important part of their antibody protein studies.

To read more about the research being done in Professor Spaller’s lab, including that of graduate student Nicholas Warren (Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine), see Dartmouth Now.

photo by Mark Spaller

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