Dr. Bharat Bhushan is an Ohio Eminent Scholar and the Howard D. Winbigler Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Bhushan came to OSU in 1991 after a 15-year career in industry, working primarily for IBM Almaden Research Center. A professor with diverse interests, Dr. Bhushan’s works in biomimetic interface science, surface engineering, nanotribology, and materials research. His research has focused on scanning probe techniques in the interdisciplinary areas of bio/nanotribology, bio/nanomechanics and bio/nanomaterials characterization and applications to bio/nanotechnology, and biomimetics. Dr. Bhushan spent the 2013-2014 year working as an ASME Science Fellow in Congress. His work there focused on policy and funding of various scientific government agencies, setting science and engineering goals for the country, and STEM education. Dr. Bhushan is a prolific author (h-index – 76+; ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science since 2007 and in Biology and Biochemistry since 2013; ISI Top 5% Cited Authors for Journals in Chemistry since 2011), influencing many different fields. He has authored 8 scientific books, 90+ handbook chapters, nearly 900 scientific papers, and 60+ scientific reports. He has also edited 50+ books and holds 20 U.S. and foreign patents.
Dr. Wu obtained his Ph.D degree with W. Pigman, who is one of the pioneers in glycoproteins, at New York Medical College; and had his postdoctoral training at E.A. Kabat’s Lab for quantitative immunochemistry, Columbia University Medical Center, New York. He joined as a faculty position at Texas A&M University in 1982; promoted as a full professor at Chang-Gung University since 1989; and as Emeritus Professor in 2011. Dr, Wu published over 120 glycoprotein and polyvalent glycotopes related papers. He is the chief editor for three volumes of Molecular Immunology of COMPLEX Carbohydrates 1 to 3 in Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 228, 451, 705 (Springer Publisher). His major interests are (i) Glycan purification and characterization; (ii) recognition factors of glycans; (iii) combining sites of lectins and antibodies. He received many Outstanding Research Awards (1997-2008) from government agents in Taiwan and U.S.A.
His major interests are (i) Glycan purification and characterization; (ii) recognition factors of glycans; (iii) combining sites of lectins and antibodies. He received many Outstanding Research Awards (1997-2008) from government agents in Taiwan.
Vincent C. Hascall, Jr. was born in Burwell, Nebraska in 1940. He attended the California Institute of Technology and earned a B.S. in 1962. After graduating he enrolled at Rockefeller University, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1969. While at Rockefeller, Hascall met Alan Kapuler who had won a Westinghouse Prize in high school for using a new method for meristem cultures on an orchid species. As a result Kapuler was taken to Bogota, Colombia to learn how specimens were collected and preserved.Hascall is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a position he has held since 1995. He also received the NIH Merit Award in 1979, was President of the Society for Complex Carbohydrates in 1987, and was awarded the Karl Meyer Award for Glycoconjugate Research from the Society for Complex Carbohydrates in 1992.
His research area includes Proteoglycans and Orchids,Proteinpolysaccharide Complex from Bovine Nasal Cartilage and Aggregation of Cartilage Proteoglycans..
Nuno M. Xavier received a dual Ph.D. degree in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry) from the University of Lisbon and from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon in 2011, where he focused on the synthesis of new monosaccharide derivatives as potential antimicrobial agents, under the supervision of Prof. Amélia Rauter and of Dr. Yves Queneau, respectively. He was afterwards a Postdoctoral Researcher in University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences of Vienna, working in the Group of Prof. Paul Kosma for one year on the development of novel heptose derivatives of antibacterial interest. After another postdoctoral research period, carried out at the University of Lisbon, he became in 2014 Researcher at this Institution, being awarded an Investigator Staring Grant from the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology. His research interests include the development, by efficient synthetic methodologies, of innovative bioactive carbohydrate derivatives, nucleosides, nucleotides and analogs of interest in medicinal chemistry. He has published ca. 30 publications and has regularly presented his research findings in several international meetings, including the most relevant ones in Glycosciences. He has received various Young Scientist Awards and acts as Member of the IUPAC Task Group on Carbohydrate Nomenclature.
His research interests include the synthesis of novel carbohydrate-containing molecules of therapeutic interest. He has been particularly centered in the planning and synthesis of novel nucleos(t)ide analogs as potential anticancer agents targeting nucleotide-dependent biological pathways.