Blaine Pfeifer Laboratory

Schematic of Hybrid Delivery Vector shown by the molecular simulation along with SEM image.

Areas of Interest

  • Cell and Tissue Mechanics
  • Omics

Researchers in the Blaine Pfeifer Laboratory consider the full spectrum of vaccine development and how biological engineering can influence overall success. The group has designed multiple vehicles for vaccine delivery to enhance the final immune response. These delivery devices include microbial cells engineered to trigger a strong and directed immune response. Research within the group focuses upon the many important and challenging aspects of finding new options in medical battles related to cancer (through collaborators at nearby Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center) and infectious disease (particularly in response to the growing concern of resistance to established antibiotics).