Oyindasola Oyelaran


Postdoctoral, National Cancer Institute, 2009
PhD, Harvard University, 2005
BS Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC

Area(s) of Expertise

Organic Synthesis, chemical biology, bioorganic chemistry

Research Interests

My research interests combine organic synthesis, chemical biology, and bioorganic chemistry: studying ways in which organic chemistry can be used as a tool to address biological questions.  Research projects involve (1) understanding the role of carbohydrates in diseases like severe malaria, and how one might inhibit undesired carbohydrate-protein interactions and (2) synthesis and optimization of antimalarial hit compounds.


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