Yariv Wine, PhDPrincipal Investigator, Systems Immunology and Immunotechnology at Tel Aviv University
Dr. Wine graduated from Tel Aviv University in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology at the Faculty of Life Sciences under the supervision of Prof. Amihay Freeman and Prof Felix Frolow, where using structural biology, protein chemistry, computerized modeling and molecular biology tools, he studied various aspects of protein-protein interactions for the design of novel composite materials within the nano-biotechnology field. During his postdoctoral training at the laboratory of Prof. George Georgiou (UT, Austin), Dr. Wine focused on developing a novel approach for the in-depth analysis of the humoral response following vaccine or disease. Following his postdoc training he established his research group at Tel Aviv University. As a group leader, Dr. Wine utilizes his recently developed approach combined with earlier acquired tools to study: i) maternal-infant immunity by profiling the molecular composition, dynamics and attributes of maternal, trans-placental and breastmilk vaccine-specific antibodies; ii) Anti-drug antibodies following treatment with Biologics and ; iii) anti-bacterial antibodies to be used as next generation antibiotics.
Collectively, Dr. Wine’s research group aims to address basic immunological questions as well as application-focused research for vaccine evaluation, development and design, immunodiagnostic discovery, and monoclonal antibody engineering.