Joined Oct 7 2013
University of Maryland, USA
Research Areas: Chemical and Enzymatic synthesis of oligosaccharides, Glycopeptide, Glycoprotein and glycolipid. Synthetic HIV-Glycopeptides for antigenic evaluation, Binding studies of Glycoconjugates with antibodies, receptors, lectin etc. using Surface Plasmon resonance techniques.Working on HIV adjuvant development.
Publications: 1. Synthetic glycopeptides reveal the glycan specificity of HIV-neutralizing antibodies; Nature Chemical Biology 9, 521–526 (2013)http://www.nature.com/nchembio/journal/v9/n8/abs/nchembio.1288.html
2. Convergent Synthesis of Homogeneous Glc1Man9GlcNAc2-Protein and Derivatives as Ligands of Molecular Chaperones in Protein Quality Control; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133 (36), pp 14404–14417; http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja204831z
Equipment Skills: NMR, Mass (LC-MS, MALDI), SPR, DIONEX, Solid phase peptide Synthesis, HPLC, FPLC, CD, IR etc
Current Affiliation: Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Human Virology, Univ. of Maryland School of Medicine, USA. (Prof. Lai-Xi wang's lab)
Contract Researcher RIKEN, Japan, Prof. Yukishige ITO's group.
PhD, Saitama University, Japan. Mentor: Professor Yukishige Ito, RIKEN
M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry, B.Sc. Honors in Chemistry,