Todd A Houston
School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences
Griffith University, Australia
Todd A. Houston hails from Lamoni, Iowa, USA, and completed a Chemistry B.S. (cum laude) in his hometown at Graceland College in 1987. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1993 for work on the synthesis of steroidal glycosides with Professor Masato Koreeda. Following an NIH post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins with Professor Craig Townsend he began his independent career at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1996. In 2001, he moved to Griffith University where he is currently Senior Lecturer in the School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences and Research Leader at the Institute for Glycomics. In addition to work on boron–carbohydrate interactions described in this issue, he is interested in carbohydrate-based drugs (such as aminoglycosides and glycosidase inhibitors) for tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, and other diseases.
Glycomics, aminoglycosides, glycosidase inhibitors, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, boron–carbohydrate interactions