Richard D. Cummings
Richard D. Cummings has been a William Patterson Timmie Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at Emory University School of Medicine (since 2006), and Codirector of the Glycomics Center at Emory University. Dr. Cummings was previously the George Lynn Cross Distinguished Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and held the Ed Miller Endowed Chair in Molecular Biology (1992–2006). There, he was the Founder and Director of the Oklahoma Center for Medical Glycobiology. From 1983 to 1992, Dr. Cummings was a Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Georgia, and Associate Director of the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center. Dr. Cummings received his B.S. degree in 1974 from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama, and his Ph.D. degree in 1980 from The Johns Hopkins University. He conducted his postdoctoral fellowship in hematology/oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (1980–1983) with Dr. Stuart Kornfeld. He recently received the 2008 Karl Meyer Award from the Society for Glycobiology in honor of his widely recognized contributions to the field of glycobiology. He authored/coauthored more than 180 peer-reviewed publications, over 25 review articles, and 25 US patents. He is a Coeditor of the first textbook on glycobiology entitled Essentials of Glycobiology (1999), and the 2nd edition of the textbook in 2008. He has mentored over 20 graduate students and more than 40 postdoctoral fellows. His group at Emory is also the headquarter for the NIH-funded Consortium for Functional Glycomics (Core H) and the Glycomics Center at Emory University. Dr. Cummings currently serves on the Editorial Board of Glycobiology.
Biography Updated on 10 September 2008