About Us

Amberlyn Wands, Ph.D.



Ph.D. in Chemistry, 2010, University of Michigan

B.S. in Chemistry 2002, University of Texas at Dallas


Wands AM, Fujita A, McCombs JE, Cervin J, Dedic B, Rodriguez AC, Nischan N, Bond MR, Mettlen M, Trudgian DC, Lemoff A, Quiding-Järbrink M, Gustavsson B, Steentoft C, Clausen H, Mirzaei H, Teneberg S, Yrlid U, Kohler JJ. Fucosylation and protein glycosylation create functional receptors for cholera toxin. Elife, 2015 Oct 29; 4:e09545.

Yu, S-H, Wands, AM & Kohler, JJ. Photoaffinity probes for studying carbohydrate biology. Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry (2012) 31: 325-352.

Yu, S-H, Boyce, M, Wands, AM, Bond, MR, Bertozzi, CR, & Kohler, JJ.Metabolic labeling enables selective photocrosslinking of O-GlcNAc-modified proteins to their binding partners, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, (2012) 109: 4834-4839.

Wands, A.M., Wang, N., Lum, J.K., Hsieh, J., Fierke, C.A., Mapp, A.K. Transient-state Kinetic Analysis of Transcriptional Activator•DNA Complexes Interacting with a Key Coactivator. J. Biol. Chem., 2011, 286 (18), 16238-45.

Majmudar, C.Y., Lee, L.W., Lancia, J.K., Nwokoye, A., Wang, Q., Wands, A.M., Wang, L., Mapp, A.K. Impact of nonnatural amino acid mutagenesis on the in vivo function and binding modes of a transcriptional activator. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131 (40), 14240-2.

Wands, A.M. and Mapp, A.K. Transcription-Based Therapeutics, in Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, NJ (2008).