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Donald Raymond


Raymond DD, Stewart SM, Lee J, et al. Influenza immunization elicits antibodies specific for an egg-adapted vaccine strain. Nat Med. 2016;22(12):1465-1469.

Raymond DD, Piper ME, Gerrard SR, Skiniotis G, Smith JL. Phleboviruses encapsidate their genomes by sequestering RNA bases. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2012;109(47):19208-19213.

Raymond DD, Piper ME, Gerrard SR, Smith JL. Structure of the Rift Valley fever virus nucleocapsid protein reveals another architecture for RNA encapsidation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2010;107(26):11769-11774.

Donald Raymond, Ph.D.

Donald Raymond is a research scientist in the Center for the Development of Therapeutics (CDoT) at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard working under the direction of Christopher Lemke. His research uses X-ray crystallography to solve important biological questions related to diseases in support of drug development explorations at the Broad Institute. The goal of this research is to validate screening hits by solving and analyzing 3D structures of target proteins bound to small molecules.

Raymond came to the Broad Institute in January 2017 after completing his postdoctoral fellowship in Stephen Harrison’s lab at Harvard Medical School, where he worked as part of a large collaboration involving groups from academia and industry to investigate, using X-ray crystallography and other biochemical techniques, how viral proteins interface with the host immune system.

Raymond earned his Ph.D. in biological chemistry from the University of Michigan. His graduate work in Janet Smith’s laboratory focused on structural studies of the flavivirus replication complex, which is made up of several subunits and is responsible for replicating and capping the viral RNA genome, and the RNP of bunyaviruses, which packages and protects the viral genome. He also holds a B.Sc. in biology and philosophy from Temple University.

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April 2017