The Andreana Research Group
Professor Andreana, Ms. Nasim Esmati (grad student) and Krishnakant Patel (grad student) presented their work at the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA. Prof. Andreana spoke on the STn antigen, Nasim spoke on her Thaxtomin A work and Krish presented a poster on his work detailing glycosyl florides as TB inhibitors.
Professor Andreana was recognized on March 16, 2017 by President Dr. Sharon Gaber, Provost Dr. Andrew Hsu and VP for Research Dr. Frank Calzonetti with a President's Award for Excellence in Grantsmanship. Also in attendence were Dean Dr. Karen Bjorkman of NSM and Chair of the Department Dr. Jon Kirchhoff. This award recognizes $1 mil funded research programs and their contributions to the mission of the University.
Dr. Samir Ghosh leaves the group after 4 years of post-doctoral training to take up a position in his home country of India. We all miss you very much Samir! Good luck in you new life opportunity! See here for more details.
Professor Andreana will attend the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, August 20-24, 2017 in Washington, DC. He will give an invited lecture to discuss advances in PS A1 conjugates for vaccine development.
Professor Andreana will travel to Scranton, Pennsylvania and visit Wilkes University Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences to give a seminar titled " STn-PS A1 as an Entirely Carbohydrate Immunogen: Synthesis and Immunological Evaluation" on November 29th.
The Andreana Group welcomes first year graduate student Vinodkumar Gattoji to the labs!
HOT NEWS!!! Dr. Mengchao Shi's manuscript titled "STn-PS A1 as an Entirely Carbohydrate Immunogen: Synthesis and Immunological Evaluation" was just accepted in JACS as an ASAP. Congratulations to Mengchao and others who made this possible. Please see other work by Mengchao and members in The Andreana Group Publications page which can be found here.
Members from the Andreana Group will travel to Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, MI to present their research in the 12th Annual Midwest Carbohydrate and Glycobiology Symposium. This year's event will be host by Prof. Ben M. Swarts.
Congratulations are in order for Krishnakant Patel, a fourth year graduate student in the Andreana Group, who just received news that his Book Chapter was accepted! More news to come. For further Andreana Group publications, please see here.
Professor Andreana will travel to Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI to give a seminar titled "Concerted Efforts Towards Eradicating Cancer Through the Development of Entirely Carbohydrate-based Vaccines".
Professor Andreana was unanimously voted Treasurer/Secretary of the United States Advisory Committee of the International Carbohydrate Symposium (USACICS). He takes over from Professor James BeMiller of Purdue who held the position for over 30 years.
Congratulations are in order for Dr. Sharmeen Nishat's successful defense of her Ph.D. dissertation. The title of her dissertation is: "Synthesis of Zwitterionic Polysaccharide (PS A1)-based Vaccines and their Immunological Evaluation".
Congratulations are in order for Dr. Kevin R. Trabbic's successful defense of his Ph.D. dissertation. The title of his dissertation is: "Approaches to Increase the Immunogenicity of Carbohydrate Antigens Using PS A1 and Subsequent Immunotherapies".