Rutgers Vlad Kholodovych

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Rutgers University, the State University
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Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

125 South Orange Avenue
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Vladyslav Kholodovych obtained his Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the Kiev State University (Ukraine) in 1993. Working under the supervision of Profs. Vladimir Kibirev and Vladimir Khilya, he developed new fluorescent substrates for blood coagulation enzymes and optimized peptide synthesis. He earned a PhD degree in Chemistry from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry (Kiev, Ukraine) working on physiologically active compounds under the direction of Prof. Alexander Luik. His research comprised the computer modeling, organic synthesis and biological validation of the mechanism of action of the natural immunomodulator tuftsin and its analogues. For this work Vladyslav was granted the Stipendiary Award of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences in 1999 and 2000 and was named leader of the Computational Group for the Institute. In 2001 he joined Prof. William Welsh as a research associate, first at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and more recently at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has been active in various research projects involving rational drug design, pattern recognition, computational biology, nuclear hormone receptors and biodegradable materials. He was awarded the Young Investigator Award (2002) and the Research Achievement Award (2002 and 2003) at UMDNJ. He is a member of the Informatics Institute of UMDNJ and the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials.