Dr. Pumtiwitt McCarthy

Title: 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Office Location: 
Dixon Research Center 120
Phone: 
(443) 885-3882
Email: 
Pumtiwitt.McCarthy@morgan.edu
Education:

ORISE/NIH PRAT Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2013, CBER-FDA
Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Delaware, 2009
B.S., Biochemistry, Rowan University, 2003

Education:

ORISE/NIH PRAT Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2013, CBER-FDA
Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Delaware, 2009
B.S., Biochemistry, Rowan University, 2003

Research Interests:

Glycobiology, enzymology, protein structure-function relationships, carbohydrate biosynthesis, chemoenzymatic synthesis, carbohydrate-based materials, vaccine development, bioremediation. The research focus of the McCarthy Group is to develop a better understanding of the biochemistry of carbohydrate-producing enzymes from the bacterial pathogen Neisseria meningitidis. Our goal is to use these enzymes as potential synthetic tools for vaccine production and bioremediation applications.

Selected Publications (h-index 7, citations:278):

  • A. Sharyan, C. Gonzalez, O. Ukaegbu, K. Powell, P.C. McCarthy. Determination of the binding affinities of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W capsule polymerase with two nucleotide sugar substrates. BMC Research Notes 11, 425, 2018.
  • S. Ghimire and P.C. McCarthy. Capture of Pb2+ and Cu2+ Metal Cations by Neisseria meningitidis-type Capsular Polysaccharides. Biomolecules 8, 23, 2018.
  • P.C. McCarthy, A. Sharyan, L. Sheikhi Moghaddam. Meningococcal Vaccines: Current Status and Emerging Strategies. Vaccines 6, 12 2018.
  • P.T. Wilder, D.J. Weber, A. Winstead, S. Parnell, T.V. Hinton, M. Stevenson, D. Giri, S. Azemati, P. Olczak, B.V. Powell, T. Odebode, S. Tadesse, Y. Zhang, S.K. Pramanik, J.M. Wachira, S. Ghimire, P. McCarthy, A. Barfield, H.N. Banerjee, C. Chen, J.A. Golen, A.L. Rheingold, J.A. Krause, D.M. Ho, P.Y. Zavalij, R. Shaw, S.K. Mandal. Unprecedented anticancer activities of organorhenium sulfonato and carboxylato complexes against hormone-dependent MCF-7 and hormone-independent triple-negative MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 441, 151 2018.
  • K.M. Muindi, P.C. McCarthy, T. Wang, J. Vionnet, M. Battistel, E. Jankowska, and W.F. Vann. Characterization of the Meningococcal Serogroup X Capsule N-Acetylglucosamine-1-Phosphotransferase, Glycobiology 24, 139 2014.

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