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.
2016, Director’s Early Independence Award, National Institutes of Health