Finding Methods to Make a Range of Sugars

Professor Pohl and her group are finding methods to make a range of sugars to learn the rules of our immune responses to this type of structure. With collaborators, they can start to ask what carbohydrates in what contexts can boost an immune response—necessary to design a good vaccine—or can avoid an immune attack—ideal for making the next generation of implanted materials with low rejection rates.

Hear more: “Carbohydrate synthesis and the design of immunomodulatory materials,” Nicola Pohl, Fall ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, August 22, 2012

Nicola L. B. Pohl

Professor and Joan & Marvin Carmack Chair

Analytical, Chemical Biology, Organic