Undergraduate education

University of Nevada-Reno, BS, 1993

Years in MSTP

1993-2002

PhD

Chemistry, 2002

Mentor

Laura Kiessling, PhD

Thesis title

Investigating Protein - Carbohydrate Interactions with Glycomimetics and Oligovalent Mannosides

Residency

Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2004

Fellowship

Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2008

Current position

Clinical practitioner, arthritis, Rheumatic and Back Disease Associates, Voorhees, New Jersey

PhD publications

Schuster MC, Mann DA, Buchholz TJ, Johnson KM, Thomas WD, Kiessling LL. Parallel synthesis of glycomimetic libraries: targeting a C-type lectin. Org Lett. 2003 May 1;5(9):1407-10. PMID: 12713285

Thompson JE, Kutateladze TG, Schuster MC, Venegas FD, Messmore JM, Raines RT. Limits to Catalysis by Ribonuclease A. Bioorg Chem. 1995 Dec;23(4):471-481. PMID: 21799547; PMCID: PMC3144031.

Schuster MC, Mortell KH, Hegeman AD, Kiessling LL. Neoglycopolymers produced by aqueous ring-opening metathesis polymerization: Decreasing saccharide density increases activity. Journal of Molecular Catalysis a-Chemical. 1997 Feb;116(1-2):209-216.

Burke SD, Zhao Q, Schuster MC, Kiessling LL. Synergistic formation of soluble lectin clusters by a templated multivalent saccharide ligand. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2000 May;122(18):4518-4519.