News '16-'17

Academic Year '16-'17
Group News!
April 2
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.
March 24
March 16
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.
Jan 9th
Professor Andreana will teach Advanced Organic Chemistry CHEM 8410.  See here for more info.
Dec 27th
Professor Andreana will travel to Dallas, TX at the end of January for ACS training in his upcoming role as Chair-elect of the ACS Carbohydrate Division.
Dec 25th
Congratulations are in order for Professor Andreana as he was nominated and won the election for Chair-elect of the ACS Carbohydrate Division.
Dec 13th
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.
Dec 2nd
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.
Nov 2nd
Professor Andreana will travel to Mount Snow in West Dover, Vermont for the Gordon Research Conference hosted by Prof. Lai-Xi Wang from June 25-30, 2017 where he will give an invited talk.
Oct 27th
Professor Andreana will travel to San Francisco on April 2nd, 2017 for the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition to give an invited lecture on behalf of Prof. David Crich, Hudson Awardee of 2017.
Oct 27th
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.
Oct 20th
The Andreana Group welcomes first year graduate student Vinodkumar Gattoji to the labs!
Oct 15th
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.
Oct 14th
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.
Oct 5th
Congratulations to Dr. Kevin  R. Trabbic who has accepted a position at the NIH/NCI in Frederick, MD.  Dr. Trabbic will begin his post-doctoral fellowship under the tutelage of Dr. Joseph J. Barchi Jr.
Oct 1st
Congratulations to Dr. Mengchao Shi who has accepted a position at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.  Dr. Shi will begin his post-doctoral fellowship under the tutelage of Dr. Amit Choudhary.
Sept 30th
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.
Sept 9th
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".
August 5th
August 5th
August 5th
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.
August 3rd
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".
August 1st

Congratulations are in order for Gurdat Premnauth's successful defense of his M.S. thesis.  The title of his thesis is: "A Chemical Indirect Quantification Method for 5-Hydroxymethylcytosine".

July 27th
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".