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Houk-Jung Organic Colloquium 247: Steven D. Townsend

Organic Colloquium

October 12, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mani L. Bhaumik Centennial Collaboratory
607 Charles E. Young Dr., East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Speaker Professor Steven Townsend


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Title: Preventing Premature Birth and Breaking Strong Bonds with Carbohydrates

Abstract: Abstract: Carbohydrates are the most abundant organic molecules on earth and are critical to a myriad of biological processes. The Vanderbilt Laboratory for Glycoscience uses a blend of synthetic organic chemistry and microbiology to elucidate the biological roles of carbohydrates, with a foci on advances in chemical synthesis and learning new mechanistic concepts. Our discussion will be divided into two categories: (1) the synthesis of structurally and biologically compelling complex carbohydrates, and (2) application of the host defense properties of human milk.

Professor Steven Townsend

Organic Colloquium

Department of Chemistry

Vanderbilt University