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Sarah Sanowar

Scientist/ PhD Microbiology and Immunology

Can we use proteins to treat diseases?

Proteins and their interactions with one another and also with other molecules (e.g. DNA, RNA) mediate biology at a molecular level leading to health and disease. Proteins can be followed in the body and used to predict disease. They can also be used as treatments. Antibodies, a type of protein, are used to treat many diseases. We will review the role of antibodies in the immune system and how that can be experimentally engineered into treatments.
 

Meet Sarah Sanowar

Dr. Sarah Sanowar joined Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) as a Senior Scientist in 2016. She contributes to the nanoparticle team using next-generation sequencing and protein engineering . She was previously at the biotechnology companies Genentech and Amgen. Sarah graduated from McGill University with a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology in 2005 and completed postdoctoral studies at the University of Washington in 2010.