Robert J Linhardt
Robert J. Linhardt Professor Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute USA
Prof. Linhardt received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University in 1979. Currently, he is working as Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He successfully completed administrative responsibilities as the Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Rensselaer. His research focuses on glycoscience and he is an expert on glycosaminoglycans and their analysis. Based on this research and fellowship training he has received several awards and honors, such as the American Chemical Society (ACS) Isbell, Hudson and Wolfrom Awards, the Volwiler Research Achievement Award and the Scientific American 10. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry, Analytical Biochemistry, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Current Organic Synthesis, Mini Reviews in Organic Chemistry, Glycobiology, Nanotechnology, Science and Applications, Biochemistry Research International, Organic Synthesis, Cell Health and Cytoskeleton, International Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry, Molecules, Polymers, American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Advanced Research, IET Nanobiotechnology, and Carbohydrate Polymers. He has authored over 650 research articles/books. He is a member of the ACS, American Association for the Advancement of Science – AAAS Fellow, Society for Glycobiology, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Linhardt is internationally known for his research on the study of bioactive carbohydrates, particularly the complex polysaccharide heparin. Heparin is a major clinical anticoagulant with more than 500 million doses used worldwide each year. Heparin and related molecules exhibit a large number of newly discovered biological activities and have great therapeutic potential.