The Barbas Laboratory
In Memoriam: Carlos F. Barbas III (1964 – 2014)Carlos F. Barbas III, the Janet and Keith Kellogg II Chair professor and member of The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), died June 24 after a battle with a rare form of medullary thyroid cancer. Please see the write-up in the TSRI News & Views for further information: http://www.scripps.edu/newsandviews/i_20140630/barbas.html
Our laboratory is concerned with problems in molecular biology, chemistry and medicine. Many of our studies involve learning nature's strategies, improving upon them, or inventing new approaches to prepare novel proteins and small molecules that perform specific functional tasks like regulating a gene, destroying cancer, or catalyzing a reaction with enzyme-like efficiency.