Noah Powers

PhD Student - Pharmaceutical Studies & Drug Design


Personal Summary

Noah earned his B.S. in Chemistry and B.A. in Philosophy at Gonzaga University. Originally planning to attend law school, Noah soon found a passion for working in the lab. After graduation, he spent the summer in a hop extract lab running HPLC before moving to the Seattle Genetics BioProcess Development group as a Research Associate. At Seattle Genetics, he supported numerous antibody and antibody drug conjugate IND programs over the course of over two and a half years. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Design, joining this group in August 2019. Noah is interested in developing an adjuvant-antigen conjugation technology analogous to those used in numerous successful antibody-drug conjugate therapies with the goal of developing a vaccine formulation platform applicable to preventing numerous diseases. He is currently developing a site specific, multivalent adjuvant conjugate system for use in a more robust flu vaccine. When not in lab, Noah enjoys exploring new places in Montana to backpack, climb, and ski.


Faculty Mentor - David Burkhart