Dr. Anna Ampaw
Post- Doctoral Fellow
Anna received her B.Sc. in Biopharmaceutical sciences at the University of Ottawa in 2014 and an M.Sc. in Chemistry at Dalhousie University in 2016. Under the supervision of Dr. David Jakeman, her master’s work consisted of synthesizing small molecule carbohydrate inhibitors for the enzyme beta-phosphoglucomutase, while also expressing an 19F-labelled enzyme to monitor inhibitor binding by 19F NMR.
After completing her M.Sc., Anna continued her education and received her Ph.D. in Chemistry (Supervisor: Dr. Robert Ben) at the University of Ottawa in 2022. Her Ph.D. work focused on the synthesis of several small-molecule carbohydrates that function as inhibitors of ice damage, and their evaluation in red blood cell and hematopoietic stem cell cryopreservation.
Anna is currently a Provost postdoctoral fellow in the Gunning group and is involved in designing and synthesizing inhibitors for various enzyme targets as well as supporting the development of probes for chemoproteomic studies.