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Aaron Korkegian, PhD|
Aaron Korkegian is a Scientist with the TB Drug Discovery team at IDRI. Aaron’s work involves the management of projects and assays involved in drug discovery for tuberculosis. His work currently focuses on biological assay development, management of high throughput screening and the progression of compound series in a highly collaborative effort. His previous work at IDRI has included investigations into the physiology of the M.tuberculosis (Mtb) cell wall, the development of an overexpression library for high throughput target identification, and the development of target based high throughput screens for potential drug candidates against Mtb.
Aaron received his BSc in Molecular Biology from Pomona College and his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Washington. His graduate work at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center focused on protein biochemistry and engineering with work culminating in the first example of successful thermostabilization of an enzyme using computational design techniques.