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Don Jarvis

Dr. Don Jarvis

Department of Molecular Biology
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-4282


Born in a log cabin and raised by wolves, Don subsequently earned his B.S. (1978) and M.S. (1980) degrees in Microbiology at Idaho State University and a Ph.D. (1986) in Virology at Baylor College of Medicine. After his initial postdoctoral training in the Donehower/Butel scientific boot camp at Baylor, Don moved to Texas A&M University in 1987 to begin studying glycoprotein biosynthesis and processing in the baculovirus system as a postdoctoral scientist in Max Summers’ group. In 1989, Don took an independent position at Texas A&M and continued to work in the baculovirus system until the end of 1997, when he moved to the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Wyoming. Don’s research continues to focus on glycoprotein biosynthesis in the baculovirus-insect cell system. His group’s academic efforts to glycoengineer this system spawned a new biotechnology company, GlycoBac, LLC, which is focused on efforts to refine and commercialize this technology.



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