Professor, Organic Chemistry
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
(CHBC)-Chemistry & Biochemistry
Organic Chemistry: carbohydrates, glycosidases, catalysis, molecular recognition, micro- and nanogels
We transform transition metal complexes into selective macromolecular catalysts by immobilizing them in micro- and nanogels to achieve enzyme-like catalysis. Our research aims in the long term to prepare new chemical tools that facilitate biochemical research. We currently design catalysts to transform carbohydrates into other, useful entities, such as unnatural sugars and facilitate access to oligosaccharides and new glycosides.
We use organic synthesis, catalysis, biochemistry and molecular recognition in combination with material science for these interdisciplinary projects.
Dr. rer. nat.
- S. Striegler*, and J. B. Pickens, Discrimination of chiral copper(II) complexes upon binding of galactonoamidine ligands Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 15203-15210.
- J. B. Pickens, S. Striegler,* Q.-H. Fan, Arabinoamidine synthesis and its inhibition toward b-glucosidase (sweet almonds) in comparison to a library of galactonoamidines, Bioorg. Med. Chem., 2016, 24(16), 3371-3377
- S. Striegler*, Q.-H. Fan, and N.P. Rath, Binuclear copper(II) complexes discriminating epimeric glycosides and a- and b-glycosidic bonds in aqueous solution, J. catal. 2016, 338, 349-364.
- Q.-H. Fan, J. B. Pickens, S. Striegler*, and C. D. Gervaise, Illuminating the binding interactions of galactonoamidines during the inhibition of b-galactosidase (E. coli), Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2016, 24(4), 661-671.
Postdoctoral Fellow, CalTech CA
Postdoctoral Fellow, Ulm, Germany
- 2016, Arkansas Biosciences Institute New Investigator of the Year
- 2015, Outstanding Mentor Award
- 2013, New Faculty Commendation for Teaching Commitment from the Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center
- 2008, Honorary member of the Golden Key International Honour Society
- 2008, NSF CAREER Award
- 2007, Outstanding Faculty Member of COSAM, Student Goverment Association, Auburn, AL
- 1998 – 2003, Margarete-von-Wrangell Fellow, Fellowship for Research and Habilitation, Stuttgart, Germany
- 1996 – 1997, Postdoctoral Fellowship (DFG), Bonn, Germany