Graduate Research Associate
Avci Lab

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1217 CMM
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B.S. Biochemistry Kennesaw State University '12

Selected Publications:
  1. Amy V. Paschall, Dustin R. Middleton, Fikri Y. Avci. Opsonophagocytic Killing Assay to Assess Immunological Responses Against Bacterial Pathogens. Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE) (2019)
  2. Shuihong Cheng, Paeton Wantuch, Megan E. Kizer, Dustin R Middleton, Ruitong Wang, Mikaela DiBellow, Mingli Li, Xing Wang, Xuebing Li, Vasanti Ramachandrian, Fikri Y. Avci, Fuming Zhang, Xing Zhang, and Robert J. Linhardt. Glycoconjugate synthesis using chemoselective ligation. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 17, 2646-2650 (2019)
  3. Lina Sun, Mayumi Ishihara, Dustin R Middleton, Michael Tiemeyer and Fikri Y. Avci. Metabolic labeling of HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein gp120 to elucidate the role of gp120 glycosylation on antigen uptake. Journal of Biological Chemistry 293, 15178-15194 (2018)
  4. Dustin R Middleton, Amy V. Paschall, Jeremy A. Duke, Fikri Y. Avci. Enzymatic hydrolysis of pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide renders the bacterium vulnerable to host defense. Infection and Immunity 86(8), (2018)
  5. Dustin R Middleton, Xing Zhang, Paeton L. Wantuch, Ahmet Ozdilek, Xinyue Liu, Rachel Lopilato, Nikhil Gangasani, Robert Bridger, Lance Wells, Robert J. Linhardt, and Fikri Y. Avci Identification and characterization of the Streptococcus pneumoniaetype 3 capsule-specific glycoside hydrolase of Paenibacillus species 32352. Glycobiology 28, 90-99 (2018).
  6. Dustin R Middleton, Lina Sun, Amy Paschall, Fikri Y. Avci. T Cell Mediated Humoral Immune Responses to Type 3 Capsular Polysaccharide of Streptococcus pneumoniaeJournal of Immunology 199, 598-603 (2017).
  7. Dustin R Middleton, Walter Lorenz, Fikri Y. Avci. Complete Genome Sequence of the Bacterium Bacillus circulans Jordan Strain 32352. Genome Announcements 5, e00289-17 (2017).
  8. M. Osman Sheikh, Stephanie M. Halmo, Sneha Patel, Dustin R Middleton, Hideyuki Takeuchi, Christopher M. Schafer, Christopher M. West, Robert S. Haltiwanger, Fikri Y. Avci, Kelley W. Moremen, Lance Wells. Rapid screening of sugar-nucleotide donor specificities of putative glycosyltransferases Glycobiology 27, 206-212 (2016).
  9. Lina Sun, Dustin R Middleton, Paeton Wantuch, Ahmet Ozdilek, Fikri Y. Avci. Carbohydrates as T cell Antigens with Implications to Health and Disease. Glycobiology 26, 1029-1040 (2016).
  10. Guoyun Li, Lingyun Li, Changhu Xue, Dustin R Middleton, Robert J. Linhardt, Fikri Y. Avci. Profiling pneumococcal type 3-derived oligosaccharides by liquid chromatograph-tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A 1397, 43-51 (2015).

Seminars by Dustin Middleton

CCRC Auditorium, The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center