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March 27, 2017

PhD Candidate Peter E. Deak - "Inhibitors for Allergic Reactions to Peanuts and Drugs: Epitope Analysis, Molecule Design and Characterization"

This dissertation describes the design, synthesis and characterization of a novel type of molecule for the inhibition of allergic reactions to food proteins and drug molecules. Allergies are a growing problem in the western world, causing a person’s immune system to attack innocuous compounds such as food, environmental factors or drugs. Moreover, allergies do not have a preventative treatment that works for severe reactions.

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