Todd L. Lowary received his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Montana in 1988 and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Ole Hindsgaul at the University of Alberta in 1993. Subsequent postdoctoral research appointments were with Professor David R. Bundle at the University of Alberta (1993–1995), and Dr. Morten Meldal at the Carlsberg Laboratory in Copenhagen, Denmark (1995–1996). In 1996, he took a position in the Department of Chemistry at The Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor and in 2002 was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. He returned to the University of Alberta in 2003, where he currently is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry. Group research interests are focused in the areas of carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry, in particular as these fields relate to bacterial glycans. For several years, the group has carried out studies on the synthesis, conformation and biochemistry of furanoside-containing glycans from mycobacteria, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the organism that causes tuberculosis. More recently, work has focused on a program on synthesizing glycans from Campylobacter jejuni, a gut pathogen that produces carbohydrates with a wide degree of structural diversity. Recognitions include an EWR Steacie Memorial Fellowship and the Bernard Belleau Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC). In 2011 he and four colleagues were co-recipients of the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering from NSERC. Until 2014, Dr. Lowary was the Scientific Director of the Alberta Glycomics Centre. He is the Scientific Director of GlycoNet and was recently named a Canada Research Chair in carbohydrate chemistry.
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