PacMass Fall Meeting and Members’ Lunch 2021 details:

Date and Time:   November 16, 12:00-1:45 pm via Zoom (zoom link will be sent direct via email)

Speaker:   Dr. Parastoo Azadi, University of Georgia, Technical Director of Analytical Service and Training at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, https://ast.uga.edu/home/parastoo-azadi/

Title:   Glycomics and Glycoproteomics studies of SARS-CoV-2 glycoproteins” 

A brief bio of Dr. Azadi:  Dr. Parastoo Azadi received her B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1987 from University of North London, UK and her Ph.D. degree in biochemistry in 1991 from Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, studying structural characterization of carbohydrates and glycoproteins by mass spectrometry under the supervision of Profs. A. Dell and H.R. Morris. Since 2001, Dr. Parastoo Azadi has been the Technical Director of Analytical Service and Training at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center. As the Technical Director, she oversees and manages all analytical services and training conducted at the CCRC, which are supported by three federal resource centers of excellence that CCRC has been awarded: The Department of Energy-funded Center for Plant and Microbial Complex Carbohydrates, the National Institutes of Health Resources Center for Integrated Glycotechnology, and the National Institutes of Health for Biomedical Glycomics. Dr. Parastoo Azadi works closely with the research scientists in industry on developing carbohydrate based drugs and conducts research in areas of structural characterization of plant, bacterial and animal polysaccharides, glycoproteins and glycolipids. Her recent projects include mapping the glycosylation profiles of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and how these glycans impact its biology.

Please send an email to rschoenh@fredhutch.org in case you have any questions.  We look forward to seeing you soon!