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Herman O. Sintim

Research Interests

  • New anticancer agents targeting G-quadruplexes, PARP enzymes and kinases.
  • The chemical biology of bacterial communication, virulence factors production and biofilm formation (quorum sensing and c-di-GMP/c-di-AMP signaling in bacteria).
  • The discovery of new antibiotics with novel modes of action.
  • The catalytic cycle of total syntheses of complex bioactive molecules and the discovery of new reaction methodologies.
  • New DNA nanostructures and machines for bioanalyte detection.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004 - 2006, Stanford University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002 - 2004, University of Oxford
  • Ph.D., 2002, University of Oxford
  • BSc, 1999, University College London

Recognitions

  • Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, 2015
  • Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 2011
  • Allen Angerio Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentorship, 2010
  • Kavli Fellow (Indo-US Frontiers of science symposium, 2009
  • NSF Career Award, 2008
  • UMD Invention of the year finalist, 2008
  • University of Maryland General Research Board Summer Research Award, 2007
  • Roche’s top award, Switzerland (Leading Chemists of the Next Decade Symposium), 2002
  • Pfizer UK PhD Prize (First Prize Award), 2001
  • First Innocentive Awardee (Ely Lilly): Profile featured in The Scientist, Volume 16 (1), page 60 (Seeking Scientific Riddle Solvers), 2001
  • ORS fellowship, (University of Oxford), 2000 - 2002
  • Pathfinder fellow, (University College London), 1996 - 1999

Publications

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