The Laboratory for Precision Immunology

The Larman Laboratory is situated within the Immunology Division of the Pathology Department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. We are devoted to developing and deploying cutting edge technologies that can be used to define human immune responses. Much of our work leverages ‘next generation’ DNA sequencing, which enables massively parallel molecular measurements. Examples of our technologies include:

  • bacteriophage display of synthetic peptidome libraries for comprehensive, quantitative profiling of antibodies;
  • display of ORFeome libraries for antigen discovery, protein-protein interaction studies, and drug target identification;
  • ultrasensitive, multiplex RNA quantification techniques to monitor gene expression and detect microbes;
  • pooled genetic screening to elucidate immune cell function and identify new therapeutic targets.

The Larman Laboratory uses these and other approaches to identify opportunities for monitoring and manipulating immune responses.