Prof. Yehia Mechref is a Paul W. Horn Distinguished Professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Texas Tech University. He is also the Chairman of the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Genomics at Texas Tech University. He received a B.Sc. in chemistry from the American University of Beirut (Beirut, Lebanon) and a Ph.D. with an honorable mention from Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK, USA). Dr. Mechref is a nationally and internationally recognized scientific leader in the development of sensitive biomolecular mass spectrometry methods that enable qualitative and quantitative assessments of the roles of proteins, glycoproteins, and glycans in biological systems. Over the past nine years, Dr. Mechref’s research program has received over $9.5M in funding from the NIH, CPRIT, and CH Foundation, and he currently has four active NIH grants (3R01s and a U01) and a CPRIT grant. Dr. Mechref has published 29 review articles, 14 book chapters, and 187 peer-reviewed research papers. He has guest-edited 7 journal special issues and a member of the editorial boards of numerous journals. Dr. Mechref’s current Google Scholar h-index is 59, with 11,184 citations. Dr. Mechref is the recipient of the 2019 TTU President’s Academic Achievement Award, 2019 Texas Tech University Nancy J. Bell Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award, 2016 Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award, and 2015 Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Outstanding Research Award. Dr. Mechref currently co-chairs the Steering Committee of the NCI Alliance of Glycobiologists for Cancer Research.
Keynote Lecture: MS-Based Glycomic and Glycoproteomic Tools to Analyse Glycan and Glycopeptide Isomers in Biological Samples