Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Iowa
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Department of Chemistry, E433 Chemistry Building, Iowa City, IA 52242

EDUCATION

B. S. in Chemistry, 1996,  Tufts University (Advisor: Marc d'Alarco)

Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry, 2003, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Advisor: David Gin)

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003 - 2006, Stanford University (Advisor: Barry Trost)

 

APPOINTMENT

07/2013 - present      Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Iowa

08/2009 - 06/2013      Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Iowa

08/2006 - 07/2009     Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Montana State University

 

HONORS AND AWARDS 

2016 Mitzutani Glycoscience Innovation Award 

2015 Visiting Professor, Northwestern University

2014 Faculty Career Development Award

2013 University of Iowa Dean 's Scholar

2013 Chemical Communications Theme Issue on “Emerging Investigators”

2012 International Young Carbohydrate Investigator Award

2011 Academic Assistant Professor Award Symposium, Division of Organic Chemistry

2010 Glycobiology Investigator Award Symposium, Division of Carbohydrate

2009 Dean Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Students

2008 Professor of the Year Teaching Award

2004 NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship

2003 R. C. Fuson Organic Travel Award

2001 Roche Award for Excellence in Organic Chemistry

1996 Durkees Chemistry Award

1994 NSF-REU Summer Research

1994 Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship

 

CURRENT GRANTS

(1) National Institutes of Health (Grant Number: R01 GM092848)

Title: Synthesis of Complex Carbohydrates

PI: Hien Nguyen

(2) National Institute of Health (Grant Number: R21 AI117379)

Title: Synthesis and Evaluation of Zwitterionic Carbohydrate Immunostimulants

PI: Hien Nguyen and Co-PI: Jon Houtman and Steve Varga

(3) National Institutes of Health (Grant Number: U01 GM120293)

Title: New Methods for Stereoselective 1,2-Cis Glycosylation

PI: Hien Nguyen

(4) Mitzutani Glycosciences Foundation

Title: Studies of Zwitterionic Oligosaccharides

PI: Hien Nguyen

 

COMPLETE GRANT

(1) National Science Foundation (Grant Number: CHEM 1106082)

Title: Exploring Transition Metals in Carbohydrate Synthesis

PI: Hien Nguyen

(2) National Science Foundation (Grant Number: CHEM 0809200)

Title: Exploring Palladium Chemistry in Carbohydrate Synthesis

PI: Hien Nguyen 08/01/2008 – 07/31/2011

 

LECTURE AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Lecture Presentations

1. 07/2007 Tufts University, Department of Chemistry, Medford, MA

2. 10/2007 University of Toledo, Department of Chemistry, Toledo, OH

3. 12/2007 University of Colorado, Department of Chemistry, Boulder, CO

4. 09/2008 GlaxoSmithKline, Hamilton, MT

5. 01/2009 University of Iowa, Department of Chemistry, Iowa City, IA

6. 02/2009 University of Alabama, Department of Chemistry, Birmingham, AL

7. 04/2009 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Biocatalysis Center, Troy, NY

8. 05/2009 San Jose State University, Department of Chemistry, San Jose, CA

9. 08/2009 Acora Pharmaceutical Company, Somerville, MA

10. 11/2009 Wayne State University, Department of Chemistry, Detroit, MI

11. 01/2010 West Virginia University, Department of Chemistry, Morgantown, WV

12. 03/2010 ACS Young Glycobiology Investigtors Symposium, San Francisco, CA

13. 04/2010 Vanderbilt University, Department of Chemistry, Nashville, TN

14. 09/2010 Midwest Carbohydrate Symposium, Toledo, OH

15. 11/2010 Brown University, Department of Chemistry, Providence, RI

16. 11/2010 University of Connecticut, Department of Chemistry, Storrs, CT

17. 11/2010 Maccalester College, Department of Chemistry, St. Paul, MN

18. 03/2011 Merck Research Pharmaceutical Company, Rahway, NJ

19. 03/2011 University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Iowa City, IA

20. 06/2011 Carbohydrate Gordon Conference, Colby College, NH

21. 08/2011 ACS Academic Young Investigator Symposium, Denver, CO

22. 09/2011 University of California at Santa Barbara, Department of Chemistry, Santa Barbara, CA

23. 09/2011 University of California at Irvine, Department of Chemistry, Irvine, CA

24. 09/2011 Indiana University, Department of Chemistry, Bloomington, IN

25. 11/2011 Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry, Evanston, IL

26. 12/2011 Iowa State University, Department of Chemistry, Ames, IA

27. 02/2012 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry, Urbana, IL

28. 02/2012 University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Chemistry, Chicago, IL

29. 02/2012 University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Department of Chemistry, Amherst, MA

30. 03/2012 Tufts University, Department of Chemistry, Medford, MA

31. 03/2012 Northeastern University, Department of Chemistry, Boston, MA

32. 03/2012 University of Texas, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Austin, TX

33. 03/2012 Texas A&M University, Department of Chemistry, College Station, TX

34. 03/2012 ACS Division of Carbohydrate and Organic Chemistry, San Diego, CA

35. 04/2012 New York University, Department of Chemistry, New York City, NY

36. 04/2012 Sloan Kettering Center, Department of Pharmacology and Chemistry, New York City, NY

37. 05/2012 Canadian Chemical Society, Division of Carbohydrate, Calgary, CA

38. 05/2012 University of California at Davis, Department of Chemistry, Davis, CA

39. 05/2012 Theravance Pharmaceutical Company, San Francisco, CA

40. 07/2012 International Young Investigator Carbohydrate Award, Madrid, Spain

41. 07/2012 International Carbohydrate Symposium, Madrid, Spain

42. 08/2012 ACS Division of Carbohydrate, Philadelphia, PA

43. 09/2012 University of Iowa, Department of Chemistry, Iowa City, IA

44. 09/2012 University of Pennsylvania, Department of Chemistry, Philadelphia, PA

45. 09/2012 Rutgers University, Department of Chemistry, New Brunswick, NJ

46. 10/2012 Purdue University, Department of Chemistry, West Lafayette, IN

47. 11/2012 University of Wisconsin, College of Pharmacy, Madison, WI

48. 01/2013 University of Pittsburg, Department of Chemistry, Pittsburg, PA

49. 03/3013 University of North Carolina, Department of Chemistry, Chapell Hill, NC

50. 04/2013 Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry, University Park, PA

51. 09/2013 Boston College, Department of Chemistry, Chestnut Hill, MA

52. 09/2013 SUNY-Stony Brook, Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook, NY

53. 11/2013 Baylor University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Waco, TX

54. 11/2013 ACS Southwestern Regional Meeting, Waco, TX

55. 12/2013 University of Kansas, Department of Chemistry, Lawrence, KS

56. 01/2014 27th International Carbohydrate Symposium, Bangalore, India

57. 01/2014 Frontiers in Chemistry and Biology of Oligosaccharides, IISERC, Pune, India

58. 01/2014 Advances in Glycochemistry, ITT-Bombay, Mumbai, India

59. 03/2014 ACS National Meeting, Dallas, TX

60. 04/2014 University of Kansas, Department of Chemistry, Lawrence, KS

61. 06/2014 ACS Northwest Regional Meeting Missoula, MT

62. 08/2014 Domino and Rearrangement Reactions in Carbohydrates, ACS Meeting in San Francisco

63. 08/2014 Current Topics in Glycoscience, ACS Meeting in San Francisco

64. 10/2014 University of Massachusetts, Department of Chemistry, Lowell, MA

65. 11/2014 Brandeis University, Department of Chemistry, Waltham, MA

66. 11/2014 Corden Pharmaceutical Compnay, Woburn, MA

67.  11/2014 University of Copenhagen, Department of Chemistry, Copenhagen, Denmark

68. 11/2014 Technical University of Denmark, Department of Chemistry, Lyngby, Denmark

69. 02/2015 Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry, Evanston, IL

70. 03/2015 Frontiers in Glycoscience Symposium, ACS Meeting in Denver, CO 

71. 05/2015 Loyola University of Chicago, Department of Chemistry, Chicago, IL

72. 12/2015 Chemical Glycosylation Symposium, Pacifichem, Honolulu, Hawaii

73. 12/2015 Fluorine Chemistry Symposium, Pacifichem, Honolulu, Hawaii

74. 03/2016 University of Texas, Department of Chemistry, El Paso, TX

75. 04/2016 University of Nebraska, Department of Chemistry, Lincoln, TX

76. 06/2016 NIH Glycosciences Symposium, Bethesda, MD

77. 10/2016 University of South Florida, Department of Chemistry, Tampa, FL

78. 10/2016 University of Maryland, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College Park, MD

79. 11/2016 University of Missouri, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, St. Louis, MO

80. 11/2016 Washington University, Department of Chemistry, St. Louis, MO

81. 11/2016 SUNY-Stony Brook, Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook, NY

82. 03/2017 University of Florida, Department of Chemistry, Gainesville, FL

83. 04/2017 University of Texas, Department of Chemistry, El Paso, TX

Poster Presentations

1. 06/2007 Carbohydrate Gordon Conference, Tilton, NH

2. 07/2007 Organic Reactions and Processes Gordon Conference, Smithfield, RI

3. 07/2008 Stereochemistry Gordon Conference, Newport, RI

4. 06/2009 Carbohydrate Gordon Conference, Tilton, NH

5. 07/2009 Natural Products Gordon Conference, Tilton, NH

6. 07/2010 Organic Reactions and Processes Gordon Conference, Smithfield, RI

7. 06/2011 Carbohydrates Gordon Conference, Waterville, ME

8. 07/2011 Natural Products Gordon Conference, Smithfield, RI

9. 06/2012 Heterocycle Gordon Conference, Newport, RI

10. 06/2013 Carbohydrates Gordon Conference, West Dover, VT