Dr. Polt is interested in the synthesis of lipids, glycolipids and glycopeptides, and studying their interaction with biological membranes and GPCRs. Applications include Sphingosine Phosphate receptor agonists and antagonists, as well as sphingosine analogues that interfere with the processing and expression of Glycosphingolipids.
Education & Post Graduate Training:
Ph.D. 1986 Columbia University, Organic Synthesis
Post-Doc 1986-1988 ETH Zürich, Organic Synthesis
Areas of Research:
Basic and applied science
Glycosylation of peptide neurotransmitters
American Chemical Society