The American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Analytical Chemistry (DAC) awarded Zhikai Zhu, a Ph.D. candidate in the Desaire Group of the chemistry department, a Summer Graduate Fellowship of 2014. This award is sponsored by the Eastman Chemical Company.
The ACS-DAC Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to encourage research in analytical chemistry, to promote the growth of the discipline, and to provide recognition of future leaders in the field of analytical chemistry. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding research ability and accomplishment, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in analytical chemistry.
Zhikai’s research focuses on the development of high-throughput analytical methods for glycopeptide analysis, and he uses the techniques to analyze the glycosylation of HIV envelope proteins, in order to gain insight on how glycosylation impacts HIV vaccine efficacy.