Dr. Lauren Schwimmer joins Distributed Bio as Director of Antibody Discovery

San Francisco, CA: October 3rd, 2016

Distributed Bio are delighted to announce that Dr Lauren Schwimmer has become our new Director of Antibody Discovery. Lauren will direct our South San Francisco laboratory operations, including the continual evolution of the SuperHuman library, custom antibody library design & production, antibody discovery, optimization and engineering projects.

Lauren has extensive experience in molecular biology, protein engineering and phage display. After earning a B.S. in Chemistry from Butler University, she received a PhD in Biochemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her thesis work centered on engineering the retinoid X receptor and using chemical complementation in yeast to select ligand-receptor pairs that could be used to control transcription. Following her PhD work, Lauren performed postdoctoral research using zinc-fingers to regulate transcription in mammalian systems, both in vitro and in vivo, under the direction of Dr. Carlos Barbas at The Scripps Research Institute. In 2008, Lauren joined the Antibody Discovery and Engineering Department at XOMA. As part of the phage display library team, she was involved with the construction and optimization of XOMA's scFv and Fab human repertoire phage display libraries and the development of the ADAPT platform. Lauren also contributed to the antibody discovery effort for multiple therapeutic antibody projects, eventually serving as a core team member and a project team leader. In 2015, Lauren was promoted to Associate Director of Antibody Discovery and Engineering at XOMA. In this role, she prioritized project resourcing, promoted technical development projects, and provided technical advice to members of the Antibody Discovery and Engineering department.

For further information on any Distributed Bio product, including AbGenesis and the SuperHuman library please contact us at info@distributedbio.com