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Dr Jared Gerlach Ph.D
| My research focuses on complex sugar structures (oligosaccharides and
polysaccharides) and how they function in a variety of biological
systems. Because they are part of every living organism, these complex
sugars are vital to many aspects of health and often display variations
under the influence of infection, disease or environmental stress.
My hands-on experience includes both fundamental and applied research in areas of glycomics, proteomics, biosensors and development of high-throughput screening and analysis techniques. As a member of the Glycoscience Group and the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) at the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES), I have been involved in academic collaborations as well as industrial partnerships with companies such as Randox Teoranta and Bristol-Myers Squibb. I participated in the Centre for Bioanalytical Sciences (CBAS), an international academic-industrial partnership, where I worked primarily on the rapid detection of minute quantities of enzymes in complex media. I also discovered and characterized fungal enzymes which facilitate the selective removal of oligosaccharides from proteins. Recently, I have studied the glycobiology of extracellular vesicles (also called exosomes, 20-100 nm vesicles released from cells) and their potential as diagnostic and prognostic indicators of renal health through an HRB-funded project with members of Mayo Clinic. I was also involved in the launch of Aquila Bioscience, Ltd., a spinout life-science company from NUI Galway.
| As a biologist with experience spanning biochemistry and chemical biology, my research interests are diverse.
General areas of interest include:
Identification and control of pathogens
Novel carbohydrate-specific enzymes
Enhancement of data sets for cross-discipline access and transfer
Automated and personalized diagnostics
Affinity-based analysis methods
Biosensors and applications of biosensing
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Wang L, Cummings RD, Smith DF, Huflejt M, Campbell CT, Gildersleeve JC, Gerlach JQ, Kilcoyne M, Joshi L, Serna S, Reichardt NC, Parera Pera N, Pieters RJ, Eng W, Mahal LK (2014) 'Cross-platform comparison of glycan microarray formats'. Glycobiology, 24 (6):507-517. [DOI] [Details]|
|Kilcoyne M, Twomey ME, Gerlach JQ, Kane M, Moran AP, Joshi L (2014) 'Campylobacter jejuni strain discrimination and temperature-dependent glycome expression profiling by lectin microarray'. Carbohydrate research, 389 :123-133. [DOI] [Details]|
|Gerlach, JQ,Kilcoyne, M,Joshi, L (2014) 'Microarray evaluation of the effects of lectin and glycoprotein orientation and data filtering on glycoform discrimination'. Analytical Methods, 6 :440-449. [DOI] [Details]|
|O'Riordan N, Gerlach JQ, Kilcoyne M, O'Callaghan J, Kane M, Hickey RM, Joshi L (2014) 'Profiling temporal changes in bovine milk lactoferrin glycosylation using lectin microarrays'. Food Chemistry, 165 :388-396. [DOI] [Details]|
|Gerlach, JQ,Kruger, A,Gallogly, S,Hanley, SA,Hogan, MC,Ward, CJ,Joshi, L,Griffin, MD (2013) 'Surface Glycosylation Profiles of Urine Extracellular Vesicles'. Plos One, 8 . [DOI] [Details]|
|Naughton, JA,Marino, K,Dolan, B,Reid, C,Gough, R,Gallagher, ME,Kilcoyne, M,Gerlach, JQ,Joshi, L,Rudd, P,Carrington, S,Bourke, B,Clyne, M (2013) 'Divergent Mechanisms of Interaction of Helicobacter pylori and Campylobacter jejuni with Mucus and Mucins'. Infection And Immunity, 81 :2838-2850. [DOI] [Details]|
|O'Flynn, L,Treacy, O,Ryan, AE,Morcos, M,Cregg, M,Gerlach, J,Joshi, L,Nosov, M,Ritter, T (2013) 'Donor Bone Marrow-derived Dendritic Cells Prolong Corneal Allograft Survival and Promote an Intragraft Immunoregulatory Milieu'. Molecular Therapy, 21 :2102-2112. [DOI] [Details]|
|Gerlach, JQ,Kilcoyne, M,Farrell, MP,Kane, M,Joshi, L (2012) 'Differential release of high mannose structural isoforms by fungal and bacterial endo-beta-N-acetylglucosaminidases'. Molecular Biosystems, 8 :1472-1481. [DOI] [Details]|
|Kilcoyne, M,Gerlach, JQ,Kane, M,Joshi, L (2012) 'Surface chemistry and linker effects on lectin-carbohydrate recognition for glycan microarrays'. Analytical Methods, 4 :2721-2728. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Kilcoyne, M,Gerlach, JQ,Gough, R,Gallagher, ME,Kane, M,Carrington, SD,Joshi, L (2012) 'Construction of a Natural Mucin Microarray and Interrogation for Biologically Relevant Glyco-Epitopes'. Analytical Chemistry, 84 :3330-3338. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Kilcoyne, M,Gerlach, JQ,Farrell, MP,Bhavanandan, VP,Joshi, L (2011) 'Periodic acid-Schiff's reagent assay for carbohydrates in a microtiter plate format'. Analytical Biochemistry, 416 :18-26. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Gerlach JQ, Kilcoyne M, Eaton S, Bhavanandan V, Joshi L (2011) 'Non-carbohydrate-mediated interaction of lectins with plant proteins'. Advances In Tnf Family Research, 705 :257-269. [DOI] [Details]|
|Gerlach, JQ,Cunningham, S,Kane, M,Joshi, L (2010) 'Glycobiomimics and glycobiosensors'. Biochemical Society Transactions, 38 :1333-1336. [DOI] [Details]|
|Kilcoyne, M,Shah, M,Gerlach, JQ,Bhavanandan, V,Nagaraj, V,Smith, AD,Fujiyama, K,Sommer, U,Costello, CE,Olszewski, N,Joshi, L (2009) 'O-glycosylation of protein subpopulations in alcohol-extracted rice proteins'. Journal Of Plant Physiology, 166 :219-232. [DOI] [Details]|
|La Belle JT, Gerlach JQ, Svarovsky S, Joshi L (2007) 'Label-free impedimetric detection of glycan-lectin interactions'. Analytical Chemistry, 79 (18):6959-6964. [DOI] [Details]|
|Tangkuaram T, Gerlach JQ, Xiang Y, Kawde AN, Dai Z, Bhavanandan VP, La Belle JT, Veerasai W, Joshi L, Wang J (2006) 'Sensitive and rapid electrochemical bioassay of glycosidase activity'. Analyst, 131 (8):889-891. [DOI] [Details]|
|Dai Z, Kawde AN, Xiang Y, La Belle JT, Gerlach J, Bhavanandan VP, Joshi L, Wang J (2006) 'Nanoparticle-based sensing of glycan-lectin interactions'. Journal Of The American Chemical Society, 128 (31):10018-10019. [DOI] [Details]|
|Gerlach JQ, Kilcoyne M, McKeown P, Spillane C and Joshi L (2009) 'Plant produced biopharmaceuticals' In: Biotech Plants: Development, Utilization and Deployment. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer-Verlag. [Details]|
|Cunningham, S, Gerlach JQ and Joshi L (2009) 'GlycoSensors: Current Status and Potential' In: Biosensors: Properties, Materials and Applications. USA: NovaSciences. [Details]|
|Cunningham, S,Gerlach, JQ,Kane, M,Joshi, L (2010) Glyco-biosensors: Recent advances and applications for the detection of free and bound carbohydrates. Reviews [DOI] [Details]|
|Sanjeev Gupta, Gerlach, J; Miura, Y; Yamazaki, T; Nakahara, T; Asada, H; Samali, A; Joshi, L. (2010) High Throughput Glycanmap (R) Analysis of Glycosylation during ER Stress and Apoptosis in a Colon Cancer Model [Details]|
|Gallogly, S,Kruger, A,Hanley, S,Gerlach, J,Hogan, M,Ward, C,Joshi, L,Griffin, M (2011) Distinct Flow Cytometric Lectin-Binding Profiles of Urinary Exosomes and Purified Tamm-Horsfall Protein. Abstract [Details]|
|Gerlach, J,Kruger, A,Hanley, S,Gallogly, S,Hogan, M,Ward, C,Griffin, M,Joshi, L (2011) Lectin Microarray Glycoprofiling of Intact Urine Exosomes and Tamm-Horsfall Protein. Abstract [Details]|
|Samli, KN,Gerlach, JQ,Kane, M,Joshi, L (2008) Developing Novel Glycan Binding Agents. Abstract [Details]|
|Glavey, SV,Cunningham, S,Murillo, LS,Loughrey, C,Wu, P,Cairns, M,Gill, SK,Kruger, A,Gerlach, JQ,Kane, M,Morgan, GJ,Joshi, L,O'Dwyer, ME (2012) Glycosylation-Related Gene Expression Is Dysregulated in Multiple Myeloma and Overexpression of the Sialyltransferase ST3GAL6 Is Associated with Inferior Survival. Meeting [Details]|
|Kilcoyne, M,Twomey, ME,Gerlach, JQ,Moran, AP,Joshi, L (2010) A Comparative Glycan and Lectin Microarray Analysis of Virulent and Attenuated Strains of Campylobacter Jejuni at Host and Avian Temperatures. Meeting [Details]|