Christian Heiss, Ph.D.
Parastoo Azadi, Ph.D.
Christian Heiss, Ph.D., is the assistant technical director of the Analytical Services Lab at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC). He helps direct the operations of the group, with particular focus on the U. S. Department of Energy-funded Center for Plant and Microbial Polysaccharides at the CCRC. His expertise is in the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) of carbohydrates, focusing on the structural characterization of polysaccharides, and in the structure elucidation of glycosaminoglycans. Heiss received his undergraduate training in chemistry in Erlangen, Germany, and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Georgia. After post-doctoral training in industry, he joined the CCRC in 2002.
Parastoo Azadi, Ph.D., is the executive technical director of analytical service at the CCRC, where she oversees and manages the structural characterization of carbohydrates using various analytical techniques. The CCRC's service program is a national resource that enables complex carbohydrates to be analyzed using cutting-edge technologies using NMR and mass spectrometry for investigators from academia, government and industry. Azadi joined the CCRC as a postdoc in 1994 and soon became involved with the service laboratory. The service facility is currently an enterprise that places University of Georgia at the very highest level of complex carbohydrate research, training and service worldwide. Azadi’s leadership and vision has helped create a self-sustaining, expanding enterprise, which is unique in the United States.
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July 20, 2020