Undergraduate Research Program

Institute for Protein Design

The Institute for Protein Design (IPD) develops and applies methods for designing a whole new world of synthetic proteins by integrating UW’s strength on protein design with the expertise on biochemistry, engineering, computer science and medicine found in the greater Seattle area.

IPD is co-hosted with URP. Co-hosted programs originate from local and national organizations seeking to provide transformative research experiences for undergraduates. URP helps manage the operations – including logistics, comprehensive student advising and support – to ensure that students have a successful summer research experience at the UW.