Undergraduate education

University of Nevada-Reno, BS, 1993

Years in MSTP



Chemistry, 2002


Laura Kiessling, PhD

Thesis title

Investigating Protein - Carbohydrate Interactions with Glycomimetics and Oligovalent Mannosides


Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2004


Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2008

Current position

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

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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.