Terrence Dobrowsky

Terrence Dobrowsky, right, with one of his graduate advisers Denis Wirtz.

Terrence Dobrowsky, right, with one of his graduate advisors Denis Wirtz.

Terrence Dobrowsky (Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering), is currently a senior engineering at Biogen Idec in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Dobrowsky graduated in May 2011 from Johns Hopkins University where he studied with co-advisers professor Denis Wirtz in the department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering and professor Robert Siliciano in the Department of Rheumatology and Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. While at Hopkins, he was partially supported as a Howard Hughes Graduate Research Scholar, which was administered under the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology. He moved between the East Baltimore and Homewood campuses to investigate binding kinetics for HIV envelope proteins in living cells. After graduation, he began in the Cell Culture Development Department at Biogen focusing on early process development.

Dobrowsky said he enjoyed working in “two worlds“ with different ways of approaching a problem. “In attempting to affect a system as complicated as HIV infection, it just made sense to understand the biology involved as well as relevant physical and chemical interactions.“