RHD STUDENT – CSL Discovery Projects
PROJECT: Antibodies against Intracellular Targets
BSc in Biochemistry at University of Otago, MSc in Biological Sciences at University of Auckland
William carried out his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the University of Otago. He then gained his MSc at the University of Auckland in the structural biology laboratory (School of Biological Sciences). His thesis research aimed at engineering cell surface proteins from bacterial pathogens into self-assembling scaffolds for applications in biotechnology. He is currently working as a research assistant, applying this technology to the development of vaccines against highly diversified pathogens. He has also been involved in research projects investigating the mechanisms of essential cofactor metabolism in M. tuberculosis. He will be starting his PhD, working on antibodies against intracellular targets.