Sophia and Primit join the group
Updated: Feb 7, 2021
DLRG welcomes two new PhD students from Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology (BMCB) who will lead projects in synthetic glycobiology
Sophia Hulbert (pictured at left) recently joined the DeLisa group and will be working on a project that seeks to uncover the permissiveness of antibody variable domain glycosylation using a new tool called shotgun scanning glycomutagenesis. Sophia is a graduate student in the field of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology (BMCB). Prior to coming to Cornell, Sophia earned her BS degree at the University of Southern Maine and a BA at Barnard College and Columbia University.
Also joining the group is Primit Desai (pictured at left), a first-year PhD student in BMCB at Cornell. Primit will be working on the design and engineering of glycoconjugates for understanding how the immune system perceives carbohydrate antigens. To tackle this problem, he will be leveraging state-of-the-art methods in immune profiling including next-gen and single-cell sequencing technologies as well as ex vivo immune organoids. Prior to coming to Cornell, Primit was an undergrad at Rutgers University where he earned his BS degree.