High-efficiency antibody discovery achieved with multiplexed microscopy

Shelley Mettler Izquierdo, Stephanie Varela, Minha Park, Ellen J. Collarini, Daniel Lu, Shreya Pramanick, Joseph Rucker, Lucia Lopalco, Rob Etches, William Harriman

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The analysis of secreted antibody from large and diverse populations of B cells in parallel at the clonal level can reveal desirable antibodies for diagnostic or therapeutic applications. By immobilizing B cells in microdroplets with particulate reporters, decoding and isolating them in a microscopy environment, we have recovered panels of antibodies with rare attributes to therapeutically relevant targets. The ability to screen up to 100 million cells in a single experiment can be fully leveraged by accessing primary B-cell populations from evolutionarily divergent species such as chickens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-352
Number of pages12
JournalMicroscopy (Oxford, England)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016


  • Antibody discovery
  • Chicken monoclonal antibody
  • DR4 DR5
  • GPCR
  • Ion channel
  • Single b cell cloning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Medicine(all)
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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