Nicola L. B. Pohl is a professor of chemistry at Indiana University in Bloomington, where she holds the Joan and Marvin Carmack Chair in Bioorganic Chemistry and leads a group of researchers in developing automated methods for carbohydrate synthesis and analysis.
At Radcliffe, Pohl is designing methods to integrate her group’s chemistry for automated sugar synthesis into state-of-the-art methods for automated peptide synthesis to facilitate the study of biomedically relevant glycoproteins and glycosylated peptides. She will be working with collaborators at the Harvard Medical School and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Chemistry.
After undergraduate work at Harvard-Radcliffe College, Pohl completed her PhD in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, followed by a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow position in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. She has been recognized for her independent work by the National Science Foundation with a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as a research fellow, and by the American Chemical Society Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry with the Horace S. Isbell Award.