Christopher Barnes, PhD

analyzed how antibodies bind to viruses like hiv and sars-cov-2 to prevent infection

Christopher Barnes, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Stanford University and Sarafan ChEM-H Institute Scholar who conducted in-depth structural analysis of the mechanisms by which antibodies bind viral spike proteins to prevent infection. His approach in evaluating the structural specificities of how to prevent and treat infectious disease earned him several awards, including recognition as a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar and an HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellow. He also was appointed as a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub investigator. He continues his research developing structure-based design of immunogens  for vaccines against emerging and re-emerging zoonotic viruses.