Jean-Philippe Julien is a Canadian early-career investigator who focuses on the molecular structure and function of glycoproteins. Jean-Philippe studied towards a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at McGill University and went on to pursue his PhD studies in Biochemistry at the University of Toronto. He undertook a Postdoctoral fellowship at the Scripps Research Institute, USA, where he was the first person to solve the high resolution crystal structure of a modified HIV Envelope trimer. Jean-Philippe is now a researcher and Assistant Professor at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto.
Using techniques such as X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy to observe the structure of a protein at the atomic level may aid in designing therapeutics, vaccines and give insight into the function of the protein.
Jean-Philippe took time out speak to the Immunopaedia team about his structural research on B cells receptors and how this work has impacted the knowledge of immune system function and its application in disease models such as cancer.
Immunologist of the Month interview with Jean-Philippe Julien
Jean-Philippe Julien, Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto
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Interview by Thandeka Moyo