Raiees Andrabi is an Institute Investigator in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at The Scripps Research Institute. Raiees Andrabi earned his PhD degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Biochemistry and performed his postdoctoral work in Dennis Burton’s laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute. A major focus in his laboratory is to utilize in vitro directed evolution platform combined with structure-guided design approaches to develop vaccine immunogens against complex pathogens such as HIV, Arenaviruses and Coronaviruses. The other major area of research in his laboratory is to understand the immunological basis of B cell affinity maturation pathways to complex antigen surfaces, both in vaccination and in infection and to utilize this information for designing more effective vaccines. The overall goal is to design vaccine immunogens and immunization strategies that can induce protective broadly neutralizing antibody responses against complex pathogens through vaccination in humans. The Andrabi lab receives funding from the National Institutes of Health and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.