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Our research involves engineering new peptides and proteins for biology, diagnosis, and therapy using mRNA display (invented by Rich Roberts). This method enables us to generate trillion-member libraries for in vitro selection and directed evolutio

n experiments to discover ligands targeting proteins, nucleic acids, and small molecules. We want to make the world a little better and more un

derstandable. We are grateful for  Financial Support provided by federal agencies, corporations, private foundations, and charitable giving.

Our laboratory is joint between the Viterbi School of Engineering (VSoE) and the Dornsife College of Letters Arts and Sciences. Prof. Roberts holds appointments in the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, the Department of Chemistry, and the Department of Molecular and Computational Biology and is a full member of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Prof. Roberts also directs the USC Center for Peptide and Protein Engineering.





The lab just got funded with an MI2 Grant, Joint with MD Anderson Cancer Center!

Dr. Roberts is presenting at the NCI RAS Initiative Symposium Dec 15-16

Jalali-Yazdi, F. et al., Analytical Chemistry 87, 11755-11762 (2015). doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b03069

Jalali-Yazdi, F. et al., Analytical Chemistry 86, 4715-4722 (2014). doi: 10.1021/ac500084d

Howell, S.M. et al. Scientific Reports 4. doi: 10.1038/srep06008



 The Roberts Lab · Department of Chemical Engineering· University of Southern California
Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH), Room 522· 3710 McClintock Avenue · Los Angeles, CA 90089