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JOHN PAK, PH.D.

Senior Scientist, Protein Sciences, Infectious Disease Initiative

Pak received his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, where he focused on elucidating the three-dimensional structures of glycoproteins, including that of the SARS Spike antigen in complex with a neutralizing antibody fragment. As a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Robert Stroud at the University of California, San Francisco, Pak’s work centered on the biochemical and structural characterization of bacterial and mammalian membrane proteins. At BioMarin Pharmaceutical, he led efforts to utilize experimental and computational structural biology to catalyze preclinical research across diverse drug modalities, including biologics, small molecules, and AAV gene therapy. At CZ Biohub, Pak is building a protein sciences group with robust biochemistry and structural biology expertise that will work closely with the Infectious Disease Initiative and the broader Biohub community to aid in the discovery and characterization of novel host cell, pathogen, and immune molecules.

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