Molecular Engineering Research

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Molecular engineering research is within the overall program area of biomedical engineering (BME) at Dartmouth supporting discovery in fundamental applied science and engineering, as well as translational science, to address grand challenges in human health.

Research in molecular engineering applies fundamental engineering principles utilizing protein evolution, molecular biology, and mathematical modeling. High performance biotherapeutics can be engineered by optimizing molecular recognition, signaling, or catalysis, and in the case of immunoglobulins, knowledge of how immune repertoires and responses impact health and disease drives the design of next generation antibody therapies, vaccines, and other biologics.

Antibacterial enzymes

Research Subfields

Antibody protein analysis

Contraceptive discovery


Vaccine development