Brandon DeKosky

Hertz Fellow: Brandon DeKosky
School

University of Texas at Austin

Area of Study

Chemical Engineering

Fellowship Years

2010 - 2015

Brandon DeKosky is a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Vaccine Research Center near Washington, D.C., where he works on new ways to improve and analyze vaccine responses with a focus on the development of safe and effective HIV and RSV vaccines. With his Hertz Fellowship, Brandon pursued his PhD in chemical engineering at The University of Texas, Austin. His research focus was using high throughput gene sequencing techniques to characterize the genetic variability of mammalian B-cell populations. This work could open up a completely new approach to analyzing immune responses for diagnostic and drug development purposes.

Thesis:

2015 - Decoding the Antibody Repertoire: High Throughout Sequencing of Multiple Transcripts from Single B Cells