Consortium for Excellence in Glycosciences | Scholars

Amina Abbadi, PhD

Mentors: Vincent Hascall & George Muschler, Cleveland Clinic

The role of Intracellular hyaluronan and TSG-6 in monocyte/macrophage biology and differentiation under a hyperglycemic stress

Daniel Kwame Afosah, PhD

Mentor: Umesh Desai, Virginia Commonwealth University

Isolation and structural characterization of Glycosaminoglycans

Anabel G. Alvarenga, PhD 

Mentors: Jean Kim & Ronald Schnaar, Johns Hopkins University

Siglec-8 ligand expression in healthy and diseased patients

Waseem Anani, MD

Mentor: Karin Hoffmeister, Wisconsin Blood Research Institute

Glycomics in transfusion medicine - Defining glycans in outcomes

Phillip Bartels

Phillip Bartels, PhD

Mentor: Yitzhak Tor, UC San Diego

Developing Guanidinylated Neomycin-Enzyme Conjugates to Treat Lyososomal Storage Disorders Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Julia Callender

Julia Callender, PhD

Mentor: Christina Sigurdson, UC San Diego

Manipulating PrP glycan structure to understand toxic signaling pathways driving prion-incuced neurodegeneration

Dillon Chen, MD

Mentor: Ajit Varki, UC San Diego

Characterize the roles of polysialic acids and Sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectins (SIGLECs) in the brain

Jiaxuan Chen, PhD

Mentor: Elliot Chaikof, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Podoplanin Glycopeptide Mimetics for Treatment of Venous Thrombosis

Jane Cheng, MD

Mentor: Richard Cummings, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Identification of carbohydrate antigens and its application in human diseases and disorders

Sun-Mi Choi

Sun-Mi Choi, MD, PhD

Mentor: Victor Nizet, UC San Diego

Upper airway mucosal responses to MRSA in CRS

Michelle Ducasa, PhD

Mentor: Philip Gordts, UC San Diego

The role of heparan sulfate proteoglycans in non-shivering thermogenesis

Adam Kanack, PhD

Mentor: Nancy Dahms, Medical College of Wisconsin

Platelet and myeloid cell phenotypes in a rat model of Fabry disease

So-Young Kim

So-Young Kim, PhD

Mentor: Mark Fuster, UC San Diego

Glycosaminoglycan-based lung cancer immunotherapy

Melissa Lee-Sundlov, PhD

Mentor: Karin Hoffmeister, Wisconsin Blood Research Institute

The Role of Sialylation and Lectin Receptors in Blood Production in the Bone Marrow

Kyriakos Papanicolaou, PhD

Mentors: Brian O'Rourke & Natasha Zachara, Johns Hopkins University

Dynamics and Impact of O-GlcNAcylation in Experimental Heart Failure

Ryan Porell

Ryan Porell, PhD

Mentor: Kamil Godula, UC San Diego

Design and Synthesis of Fluorogenic Proteoglycan Mimetic Polymers

Richard Sanchez, PhD

Mentor: Gulcin Pellurnaz, UC San Diego

O-GlcNAc dependent cytoskeletal influences on mitochondrial localization under varying cellular metabolic states

Kai-Ting Shade, PhD

Mentor: Robert Anthony, Massachusetts General Hospital

Novel Role of Sialic Acids in IgE Biology

Ruth Siew, MD

Mentor: Victor Nizet, UC San Diego

Sialic acid interactions in cystic fibrosis

Angelica Maciel Gomes Ueltschy, PhD

Mentors: Mark Aronica & Vincent Hascall, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute

Hyaluronan function in adipogenesis and metabolism

Priya Umapathi, MD

Mentors: Mark Anderson & Gerald Hart, Johns Hopkins University

O-GlcNAcylation in Heart Failure

Yan Wang, MD, PhD

Mentors: Vincent Hascall & Edward Maytin, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute

Delineation of the role of Hyaluronan in regulating fibroblast function in normal and diabetic skin wound healing and obesity

Ryan

Ryan Weiss, PhD

Mentor: Jeffrey D. Esko, UC San Diego

CRISPR-Cas9 Dissection of Heparan Sulfate

Sheena (Tianxin) Yu, PhD

Mentor: Joseph Lau, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Glycobiology in Hematopoietic Stem Cells

Chris (Jinchao) Zhang, PhD

Mentor: Joseph Lau, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

The role of the sialyltransferases and sugar donors from platelets in regulating the sialylation

 

Program Alumni

Samuel Merrill, MD, PhD

Mentors: Ronald Schnaar & Robert Brodsky, Johns Hopkins University

The role of complement in sickle cell disease and hyperhemolysis




John O'Malley, MD, PhD

Mentor: Robert Sackstein, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Defining the glycosignature of E-selectin ligands in skin-tropic hematologic malignancies

Kathryn Stackhouse, MD

Mentor: Richard D. Cummings, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Glycans as Early Detection Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma