Herman O. Sintim

University of Maryland, USA


Herman O. Sintim was educated at the University College London, UK. He received his B.S. degree in 1999 and D.Phil. degree in 2002 from the University of Oxford, UK, before taking up postdoctoral positions at the University of Oxford (2002–2004) and Stanford University (2004–2006). Since then, he has been at the University of Maryland, College Park, as an Assistant Professor of chemical biology. His research interests include the chemical biology of bacterial communication, virulence factors production, and biofilm formation (quorum sensing and c-di-GMP 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 biotechnological applications such as simple detection of pathogenic genes in clinical samples; and new microfluidic devices for sensing and the study of biological processes. Some of his major scientific honors include Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2011), Allen Angerio Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentorship (2010), and NSF Career Award (2008).

Biography Updated on 18 March 2012

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