David Baker Institute for Protein Design (video) University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption David Baker of the University of Washington Institute for Protein design discusses the creation of mini-protein binders as potential targeted therapeutics against neurotoxins, flu viruses, and other troublesome agents. A brief tour of his lab shows where computational design of new proteins takes place, and where the proteins are grown in yeast and tested. These so-called "de novo" proteins did not exist in nature until they were created in the lab. Credit Randy Carnell/UW Medicine Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.