Undergraduate education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS, 2004

Years in MSTP



Chemistry, 2012


Laura Kiessling, PhD

Thesis title

Design, Synthesis and Biological Utility of Polysaccharide Chain-Terminating Glycosides


Internal medicine, Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2014-2016


Internal medicine-infectious diseases, Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2016-

Current position

Fellow, Department of Medicine-Infectious Diseases, Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical College

PhD publications

Brown CD, Rusek MS, Kiessling LL. Fluorosugar chain termination agents as probes of the sequence specificity of a carbohydrate polymerase. J Am Chem Soc. 2012 Apr 18;134(15):6552-5. PMID: 22458542; PMCID: PMC3338147.

May JF, Levengood MR, Splain RA, Brown CD, Kiessling LL. A processive carbohydrate polymerase that mediates bifunctional catalysis using a single active site. Biochemistry. 2012 Feb 14;51(6):1148-59. PMID: 22217153; PMCID: PMC3326345.