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Daniel Kulp, Ph.D.

Daniel Kulp, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Vaccine Center
  • Associate Professor, Translational Tumor Immunology Program
  • dkulp@wistar.org
Summary

The research of the Kulp lab centers on how to best rationally engineer protective immune responses against emerging and harmful infectious diseases using computer designed vaccines. The goal of this is to create vaccines and engineered antibody therapies that will eradicate a host of infectious diseases related to HIV and arenaviruses, a family of viruses that include Lassa virus (LASV), a disease which causes hemorrhagic fever that affects hundreds of thousands of people in Africa each year.

Kulp has more than 15 years of experience developing molecular design software and leading protein engineering projects. He joins Wistar from The Scripps Research Institute and International AIDS Vaccine Initiative where he was a principal scientist. Kulp received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, followed by a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed postdoctoral training in structure-based and experimental protein engineering at Los Alamos National Laboratory.