Student Research Explores Designs for New HIV Vaccines

Nisonoff, a math major and global health and chemistry minor from Emerson, N.J., is working on two projects: one project is based in theory and the other focuses on applications of the theory. His first project, funded by the Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship, uses computational equations to conceive of new HIV vaccines by studying protein structures and design. Although the lab is still working on predictions for their models, they are hoping to find an experimental collaborator who can put their predictions into action. The second project, which he will turn into a senior thesis, aims to improve computer programming that is used to make predictions about protein interactions for his vaccine project. Read the full story here.