B.S. Chemistry Major Ms. Miranda Dermanelian started undergraduate research in the lab today. The first reaction is set up and running :)
Our paper titled' Synthesis and evaluation of new 2-aminothiophenes against Mycobacterium tuberculosis" was published in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. The best compounds showed potency (MIC = 0.20–0.44 μM) against Mtb strains resistant to isoniazid, rifampicin and fluoroquinolones. A link to the article can be found here.
SriKumar defended his dissertation and completed his oral defense today. Next month he leaves to start a postdoctoral position at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Dr. Barry's lab.
Our latest manuscript, Synthesis of a Liposomal MUC1 Glycopeptide-Based Immunotherapeutic and Evaluation of the Effect of L‑Rhamnose Targeting on Cellular Immune Responses , has just been published in Bioconjugate Chemistry. DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00528
This week Prof. Sucheck was elected as the next Secretary of the American Chemical Society Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry. If you are not a member of the division and would like to become one you can join here.