Brandon DeKosky

Brandon DeKosky

  • Assistant Professor
  • School of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Chemistry
785-864-2468
Office
Simons, 158
University of Kansas
2093 Constant Ave.
Lawrence, KS, 66047
Secondary Office
Learned Hall 4149A
University of Kansas
1530 W. 15th St.
Lawrence, KS, 66045

Education

  • Postdoctoral, Immunology & Vaccinology, Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD (2017)
  • Ph.D., Biochemical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin (2015)
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence (2010) 

Research Overview

Next-generation DNA sequencing technologies have revolutionized the way that immunologists and biotechnologists study adaptive immune responses to vaccination and disease.  ​The DeKosky laboratory works to invent and apply advanced NextGen molecular biology techniques to accelerate development of new human vaccines and therapeutics.  We have a special focus on understanding highly effective human antibody responses to persistent viral infections (including HIV, EBV, CMV), and in characterizing the antibody response to experimental vaccines.

Publications

Selected Publications

DeKosky BJ, Kojima T, Rodin A, Charab W, Ippolito GC, Ellington AD, Georgiou G. In-depth determination and analysis of the human paired heavy and light chain antibody repertoire. Nature Medicine, 21, 86–91. 2014

McDaniel JR*, DeKosky BJ*, Tanno H, Ellington AD, Georgiou G, "Ultra-high throughput sequencing of the immune receptor repertoire from millions of lymphocytes," Nature Protocols. 11: 429-442. 2016

DeKosky BJ, Ippolito GC, Deschner RP, Lavinder JJ, Wine Y, Rawlings BM, Varadarajan N, Giesecke C, Dörner T, Andrews SF, Wilson PC, Hunicke-Smith SP, Willson CG, Ellington AD, Georgiou G. High-throughput sequencing of the paired human immunoglobulin heavy and light chain repertoire. Nature Biotechnology. 31: 166-169. 2013


DeKosky, B. J., Lungu, O. I., Park, D., Johnson, E. L., Charab, W., Chrysostomou, C., Kuroda, D., Ellington, A. D., Ippolito, G. C., Gray, J. J. & Georgiou, G. Large-scale sequence and structural comparisons of human naive and antigen-experienced antibody repertoires. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113: E2636–E2645. 2016

Doria-Rose NA*, Schramm CA*, Gorman J*, Moore PL*, Bhiman JN, DeKosky BJ, Ernandes MJ, Georgiev IS, Kim HJ, Pancera M, Staupe RP, Altae-Tran HR, Bailer RT, Crooks ET, Cupo A, Druz A, Garrett NJ, Hoi KH, Kong R, Louder MK, Longo NS, McKee K, Nonyane M, O’Dell S, Roark RS, Rudicell RS, Schmidt SD, Sheward DJ, Soto C, Wibmer CK, Yang Y, Zhang Z, NISC Comparative Sequencing, Mullikin JC, Binley JM, Sanders RW, Wilson IA, Moore JP, Ward AB, Georgiou G, Williamson C, Abdool Karim SS, Morris L**, Kwong PD**, Shapiro L**, Mascola JR**. Developmental pathway for potent V1V2-directed HIV-neutralizing antibodies. Nature 509: 55–62. 2014

Tian M*, Cheng C*, Chen X*, Duan H*, Cheng HL*, Dao M, Sheng Z, Kimble M, Wang L, Lin S, Schmidt SD, Du Z, Joyce MG, Chen Y, DeKosky BJ, Chen Y, Normandin E, Cantor E, Chen RE, Doria-Rose NA, Zhang Y, Shi W, Kong WP, Choe M, Henry AR, Laboune F, Georgiev IS, Huang PY, Jain S, McGuire AT, Georgeson E, Menis S, Douek DC, Schief WR, Stamatatos L, Kwong PD, Shapiro L, Haynes BF, Mascola JR & Alt FW. Induction of HIV neutralizing antibody lineages in mice with diverse precursor repertoires. Cell 166, 1471–1484.e18. 2016


Events
2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU