2020 Robert Dirks Molecular Programming Prize – Dr. Zibo Chen

The 2020 Robert Dirks Molecular Programming Prize was awarded to Dr. Zibo Chen for his work in rational protein design, inspired by the modularity and programmability of DNA base-pairing, engineering libraries of pairwise protein assemblies held together by specific hydrogen bond networks to provide a basis for modular design of protein logic gates and materials. Zibo performed this research as a graduate student and postdoctoral scholar working under the supervision of Dr. David Baker and Dr. Frank DiMaio at the University of Washington