HIEN NGUYEN

Carl Johnson/Pfizer Professor of Organic Chemistry, Wayne State University
Office: Department of Chemistry, 337 & 441 Chemistry Building, Detroit, MI 48202

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

01/2018 – present         Carl Johnson Professor of Chemistry, Wayne State University

07/2013 – 12/2017        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 

2018 Carl Johnson Endowed Chair

2018 Horace S. Isbell Award for Excellence in Carbohydrate Research, ACS Division of Carbohydrates

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: Tailoring Structures of Sulfated Oligosaccharides for Modulating Heparanase Activity

PI: Hien Nguyen and Co-PI: Israel Vlodavsky

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

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

PI: Hien Nguyen

(3) National Institutes of Health (Grant Number: R01 GM136968)

Title: Strategies for Expedited Synthesis of Sulfated Aminoglycans

PI: Hien Nguyen

LECTURE AND POSTER 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

84. 05/2017 Wayne State University, Department of Chemistry, Detroit, MI

85. 08/2017 NIH Glycoscience Symposium, Bethesda, MD

86. 08/2017 Frontiers in Carbohydrates Symposium, ACS Washington DC

87. 10/2017 ACS Midwest Meeting, Lawrence, KS

88. 01/2018 Georgia State University, Department of Chemistry, Atlanta, GA

89. 03/2018 Carbohydrates Catalysis Symposium, ACS New Orleans

90. 03/2018 Horace Isbell Award Symposium, ACS New Orleans

91. 07/2018 Amgen, Thousand Oak, CA

92. 07/2018 International Fluorine Conference, Oxford University, England

93. 07/2018 NIH Glycoscience Symposium, Bethesda, MD

94. 08/2018 Carbohydrates Drug Discovery Symposium, ACS Boston

95. 10/2018 Bowling Green State University, Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green, OH

96. 03/2019 Opportunities and Challenges in Carbohydrates, ACS Orlando

97. 04/2019 University of Southern California, Department of Chemistry, Los Angeles, CA

98. 05/2019 Miami University, Department of Chemistry, Oxford, OH

99. 05/2019 NIH Glycoscience Symposium, Bethesda, MD

100. 08/2019 Photoredox Chemistry Symposium, ACS San Diego

101. 09/2019 27th Glycosyaminoglycan Symposium, Milan, Italy

102. 02/2020 University of Virginia, Department of Chemistry, Charlottesville, VA

103. 02/2020 Old Dominion University, Department of Chemistry, Norfolk, VA

104. 03/2020 University of Houston, Department of Chemistry, Houston, TX

105. 03/2020 University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Chemistry, San Antonio, TX

106. 03/2020 Tufts University, Department of Chemistry, Medford, MA (cancelled – CoVID-19)

107. 04/2020 Michigan State University, Department of Chemistry, Lansing, MI (cancelled – CoVID-19)

108. 05/2019 NIH Glycoscience Symposium, Bethesda, MD (cancelled – CoVID-19)

109. 07/2020 Peking University, China (cancelled – CoVID-19)

110. 07/2020 Tianjin University (cancelled – CoVID-19)

111. 07/2020 Academia Sinica, Taiwan (cancelled – CoVID-19)

112. 07/2020 International Carbohydrates Symposium, Shanghai, China (cancelled – CoVID-19)

113. 08/2020 Catalytic Carbohydrates Methodology Symposium, ACS San Francisco (cancelled – CoVID-19)

114. 08/2020 Carbohydrate-Protein Interaction Symposium, ACS San Francisco (cancelled – CoVID-19)

115. 12/2020 Advances in Glycan Engineering and Glycans from the Microbial World, Pacific Chem (cancelled – CoVID-19)