Anthony R. Hesser

Anthony R. Hesser

Undergraduate Student
(June 2012-May 2015)

B.S. Chemistry and Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2015


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Brief Biography

Anthony Hesser was an undergraduate student earning dual degrees in Chemistry and in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He performed undergraduate research under the supervision of Prof. Scott K. Silverman. After graduation, he joined the Chemical Biology Ph.D. program in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University.

Research Interests

My research projects pursued the identification of deoxyribozymes that catalyze hydrolysis of ester and amide bonds as well as deoxyribozymes for protein glycosylation.

  • "DNA-Catalyzed Glycosylation Using Aryl Glycoside Donors", A. R. Hesser, B. M. Brandsen, S. M. Walsh, P. Wang, and S. K. Silverman, Chem. Commun. 2016,
    52, 9259-9262. [pdf] [Supp Info] [PubMed entry] [Correction]

  • "DNA-Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Esters and Aromatic Amides", B. M. Brandsen, A. R. Hesser, M. A. Castner, M. Chandra, and S. K. Silverman, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 16014-16017. [pdf] [Supp Info] [PubMed entry]