Dr. Vincent Venditto
Dr. Vincent Venditto

Assistant Professor

Dr. Vincent J. Venditto received training in organic synthesis and vaccine development. He obtained a BS in chemistry from Gettysburg College and then worked for two years at the NCI, NIH as a cancer research trainee before attending graduate school. He obtained a PhD in chemistry from Texas A&M University and worked on vaccine development as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at University of California, San Francisco. Students and fellows in his lab come from diverse backgrounds with interests in chemistry, biology, drug delivery and experimental therapeutics, but a common goal of exploring novel methods to modulate the immune system. Students and fellows in his lab are encouraged to utilize their skills to advance projects while learning new skills to better appreciate the various aspects of designing novel immunotherapies.

Recent Publications

  • Kierstead P H, Okochi H, Venditto Vincent J, Chuong T C, Kivimae S, Fréchet J M, Szoka F C. (2015). The effect of polymer backbone chemistry on the induction of the accelerated blood clearance in polymer modified liposomes. Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society, 213, 1-9.
  • Michelsen Charlotte F, Jensen Helle, Venditto Vincent J, Hennessy R C, Stougaard P. (2015). Bioactivities by a crude extract from Greenlandic Pseudomonas Sp. ln5 involves the nonribosomal peptides, nunamycin and nunapeptin. PeerJ, 3, e1476.
  • Julien O, Kampmann M, Bassik M C, Zorn J A, Venditto Vincent J, Shimbo K, Agard N J, Shimada K, Rheingold A L, Stockwell B R, Weissman J S, Wells J A. (2014). Unraveling the mechanism of cell death induced by chemical fibrils. Nature chemical biology, 10(11), 969-76.
  • Kohli A G, Kierstead P H, Venditto Vincent J, Walsh C L, Szoka F C. (2014). Designer lipids for drug delivery: from heads to tails. Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society, 190, 274-87.
  • Venditto Vincent J, Dolor A, Kohli A, Salentinig S, Boyd B J, Szoka, Jr F C. (2014). Sulfated quaternary amine lipids: a new class of inverse charge zwitterlipids. Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 50(65), 9109-11.
  • Venditto Vincent J, Wieczorek L, Molnar S, Teque F, Landucci G, Watson D S, Forthal D, Polonis V R, Levy J A, Szoka, Jr F C. (2014). Chemically modified peptides based on the membrane-proximal external region of the HIV-1 envelope induce high-titer, epitope-specific nonneutralizing antibodies in rabbits. Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI, 21(8), 1086-93.
  • Jameson D L, Field T, Schmidt M R, DeStefano A K, Stiteler C J, Venditto Vincent J, Krovic B, Hoffman C M, Ondisco M T, Belowich M E. (2013). Application of crystallization-induced asymmetric transformation to a general, scalable method for the resolution of 2,8-disubstituted Tröger's base derivatives. The Journal of organic chemistry, 78(22), 11590-6.
  • Shetlar M D, Hom K, Venditto Vincent J. (2013). Photohydrate-mediated reactions of uridine, 2'-deoxyuridine and 2'-deoxycytidine with amines at near neutral pH. Photochemistry and photobiology, 89(4), 869-77.
  • Venditto Vincent J, Szoka, Jr F C. (2013). Cancer nanomedicines: so many papers and so few drugs!. Advanced drug delivery reviews, 65(1), 80-8.
  • Venditto Vincent J, Watson D S, Motion M, Montefiori D, Szoka, Jr F C. (2013). Rational design of membrane proximal external region lipopeptides containing chemical modifications for HIV-1 vaccination. Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI, 20(1), 39-45.