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Gunnar Joerg F Kaufmann

Assistant Professor Adjunct
Scripps Research Institute
United States of America


Gunnar F. Kaufmann was born in Germany and studied Human Biology in Marburg and Greifswald where he received his Diploma in 2001. He then joined Professor Kim D. Janda’s group at The Scripps Research Institute and obtained his Ph.D in Macromolecular and Cellular Structure and Chemistry in 2006, working on generation and engineering of antihapten antibodies as well as bacterial quorum sensing as target of immunotherapy. During his postdoctoral studies, he investigated the effect of bacterial quorum sensing molecules on the mammalian host in a joint position between Professor Janda’s group and the laboratory of Professor Richard J. Ulevitch at TSRI.

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  • Carrera MR‡, Kaufmann GF‡, Mee JM, Meijler MM, Koob GF, Janda KD. Treating cocaine addiction with viruses. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Jul 13;101(28):10416-21

  • Meijler MM, Hom LG, Kaufmann GF, McKenzie KM, Sun C, Moss JA, Matsushita M, Janda KD. Synthesis and biological validation of a ubiquitous quorum-sensing molecule. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2004 Apr 13;43(16):2106-8

  • Gao C, Mao S, Kaufmann G, Wirsching P, Lerner RA, Janda KD. A method for the generation of combinatorial antibody libraries using pIX phage display. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Oct 1;99(20):12612-6

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