Assistant Professor Mark Farrell earned a
Ph.D., Synthetic Organic Chemistry, National University Ireland
B.S., Chemistry, 1st Class honours, National University Ireland
Influence of acyl groups on glucopyranoside reactivity in Lewis acid promoted anomerizations. Tett. Lett., 2018, 59, 2727-2731.
Herschhorn, A. Gu, C. Moraca, F. Ma, X. Farrell, M. Smith, A. B., Pancera, M. Kwong, P. D., Schön, A. Freire, E. Abrams, C. Blanchard, S. C., Mothes, W. & Sodroski, J. G. (2017). The β20–β21 of gp120 is a regulatory switch for HIV-1 Env conformational transitions. Nature Communications, 8(1), 1049. DOI:10.1038/s41467-017-01119-w https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-01119-w
Farrell, M. Melillo, B. & Smith, A. B. (2016). Type II Anion Relay Chemistry: Exploiting Bifunctional Weinreb Amide Linchpins for the One-Pot Synthesis of Differentiated 1,3-Diketones, Pyrans, and Spiroketals. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 55, 232-235.
Farrell, M. O'Reilly, C. Venkatrao Jarikote, D. & Murphy, P. V. (2014). Ultrasonic Energy Promoted Allylation to Generate 1-C-(2,3,4,6-Tetra-O-benzyl-α-D-glucopyranosyl)prop-2-ene. Carbohydrate Chemistry: Proven Synthetic Methods, 2.
Breen, E. P., Pilgrim, W. Clarke, K. J., Yssel, C. Farrell, M. Zhou, J. Murphy, P. V., & Porter, R. K. (2013). Lack of Activation of UCP1 in isolated brown adipose tissue mitochondria by glucose-O-ω-modified saturated fatty acids of various chain lengths. J. Chem. Biol, 6, 121-133.
Farrell, M. Zhou, J. & Murphy, P. V. (2013). Regiospecific anomerisation of acylated glycosyl azides and benzoylated disaccharides using TiCl4. Chem. Eur. J, 13, 14836-14851
Gerlach, J. Kilcoyne, M. Farrell, M. Kane, M. & Joshi, L. (2012). Differential release of high mannose structural isoforms by fungal and bacterial endo-β-N-acetylglucosaminidases. Mol. BioSyst, 8, 1472-1481
Kilcoyne, M. Gerlach, J. Farrell, M. Bhavanandan, V. & Joshi, L. (2011). Periodic acid-Schiff’s reagent assay for carbohydrates in a microtiter plate format. Anal. Biochem, 1, 18-26
Selected Awards & Honors
Boc gas Postgraduate Student of the year
Galway Graduate Symposium winner
IRCSET Enterprise PhD fellowship
SFI UREKA (Undergraduate Research Experience & Knowledge Award) scholarship