Kizhakkedathu and Withers Make Breakthrough in the Pursuit of Universal Blood

Congratulations to recent Kizhakkedathu alumnus Dr. Rafi Chapanian and current Kizhakkedathu lab member Iren Constantinescu on their most recent work showcased in J. Am. Chem. Soc. They assisted Dr. David Kwan, a PDF in the Withers group in implementing a new strategy to make a ‘universal’ blood type devoid of any major antigens using an improved enzymatic methodology. You can read more about it in a recent posting by the Centre for Blood Research. This breakthrough has received attention from major media outlets including the CBC, Washington Post and as far as the Delhi Daily News!