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Kaylin A. Adipietro, PhD

Academic Title:

Research Associate

Primary Appointment:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Additional Title:

Target Validation and Screening Section, Center for Biomolecular Therapeutics


Bio-Medical Research Facility 108 N. Greene St

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-4353

Education and Training

  • Allegheny College, BS, Biology, 2005
  • Duke University, PhD, Genetics and Genomics, Laboratory of Dr. Hiroaki Matsunami, 2012
  • Duke University, Certificate, Cell and Molecular Biology, 2012
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellow, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Laboratory of Dr. Steven Munger,  2013-2015
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellow, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Laboratory of Dr. David Weber and the Center for Biomolecular Therapeutics, 2015-2017


Dr. Adipietro is part of the Center for Biomolecular Therapeutics (CBT) and the Laboratory of Dr. David Weber in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department.  As part of CBT, Dr. Adipietro serves as a mammalian cell culture expert in the Target Validation and Screening Section (TVS).  Here she assists in the development of small molecule inhibitors to treat various diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and viral and infectious diseases. The broad focus of projects in the CBT allows for a multidisciplinary approach to solving scientific problems.  The projects require expertise in cellular signaling, protein expression, high-throughput screening, cellular engineering, and more recently, the production and purification of proteins from mammalian cells. 

In her graduate and postdoctoral experience, Dr. Adipietro specialized in the mechanisms of mammalian smell and taste.  She performed a range of techniques based in cell culture and mouse models to study sensory signaling.

Research/Clinical Keywords

cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, high-throughput screening, cancer biology, cellular signaling, fluorescent microscopy