The Therapeutic Antibody Core was launched in 2015 with a 5-year grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). This work was built on the foundation of a translational research program for antibody drug discovery built by Director and Co-Director Zhiqiang An and Ningyan Zhang. Their facility, the Texas Therapeutics Institute, is part of the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine in the McGovern Medical School in the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Prior to and following the establishment of the Core, the expertise of the group has been well recognized with peer-reviewed publications, funding, and media coverage.

January 21, 2021

New antibody therapies found to potentially fight COVID-19

Researchers have discovered a potential new antibody therapy for COVID-19. (Photo by UTHealth)

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health) have discovered a potential new antibody therapy for COVID-19. The study was published in Nature Communications.

December 11, 2020

The first virtual Symposium of the CPRIT Therapeutic Antibody Core

The annual symposium of the CPRIT Therapeutic Antibody Core took place on Friday, December 11, 2020, from 1:00 pm Central Time. For the safety of participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, the symposium was held online via WebEx. Speakers highlighted the core’s capacities and provided examples of successful core collaborations.

December 2, 2019

Dr. Zhiqiang An is one of the leading scientists elected as a 2019 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow

At the end of November 2019, the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows announced Dr. Zhiqiang An, along with other members of AAAS, had earned lifetime distinction of AAAS Fellow this year. The honor recognizes diverse accomplishments in contributions to science and technology. AAAS Fellows include astronomer Maria Mitchell, inventor Thomas Edison, anthropologist Margaret Mead, computer scientist Grace Hopper, and popular science author Jared Diamond, and 2019 Nobel laureates James Peebles and John B. Goodenough.