• Peter received his Hons. BSc in Biochemistry (heavy emphasis on Organic) from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada in 1998 under the tutelage of the late Prof. H. L. Holland.  His Honors thesis is titled: "An Investigation of the Sulfoxidation of N-Protected Amino Acids by Beauvaria bassiana ATCC 7159".  He then received his PhD in 2002 from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI working in the labs of Prof. P. G. Wang. His Dissertation is titled: "Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Biologically Significant Carbohydrates".  In 2002 he moved to Harvard University in Cambridge, MA to work first as a Post Doctoral Associate and then as an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Post Doctoral Fellow for Prof. S. L. Schreiber.  In the Schreiber labs he studied the direction of Diversity-Oriented Synthesis (DOS) which included small molecule synthesis and asymmetric catalysis using multicomponent coupling reactions.  

    In 2005, he returned to his PhD granting institute to begin his independent career as an Assistant Professor and in 2012 relocated with his group to The University of Toledo where he is currently Full Professor.  He is both a member of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and School of Green Chemistry and Engineering.  The Andreana Group Research interests can be found on his group website but in short they are interested in carbohydrate-based vaccine development (current directions are cancer and bacterial based), small molecule synthesis (natural and natural product like synthesis) and the development of carbohydrate-based immunotherapeutics.  For all existing efforts, the group operates under an NIH UO1 GM125271-03 and start-up monies from The University of Toledo.  In 2010, the Andreana Group was bestowed an ACS National Award from the Division of Carbohydrate.

    Currently Prof. Andreana serves as the United States Advisory Committee for the International Carbohydrate Symposium (USACICS) treasurer and secretary, the ACS Carbohydrate Division's webmaster and as of January 1, 2018 in the role of ACS Chair for the ACS Carbohydrate Division.

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  • Peter R Andreana


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