|Dennis Martin, Whitfield||
Joined Sep 20 2010
I am a synthetic carbohydrate chemist with a long interest in the mechanism of the glycosylation reaction. I am at the National Research Council of Canada, the Institute for Biological Sciences, where my group synthesizes predominantly glycoconjugates for immunological studies. We make glycolipids, glycoamino acids for glycopeptides, oligosaccharide fragments of cell surface carbohydrates typically from bacteria and work on protecting group chemistry. We have ongoing projects in adjuvant development, sialidase inhibitors, innate immunity modulators, glycopeptide vaccines and glycosylation chemistry.