Indrajeet Sharma, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Indrajeet Sharma

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Associate Professor (with tenure), 2020–present
Assistant Professor, 2014–2020
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,
University of Oklahoma

Lucille Castori Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012–2014

PhD, Wayne State University, 2011

MSc, IIT–Kharagpur, 2006

BSc, University of Delhi, 2004


  1. Mechanism of MenE inhibition by acyl-adenylate analogues and discovery of novel antibacterial agents.
    Matarlo, J. S.; Evans, C. E.; Sharma, I.; Lavaud, L. J.; Ngo, S. C.; Shek, R.; Rajashankar, K. R.; French, J. B.; Tan, D. S.*; Tonge, P. J.* Biochemistry 2015, 54, 6514–6524.
    Abstract | PubMed | PMC ]
  2. Solvent-dependent divergent functions of Sc(OTf)3 in stereoselective epoxide-opening spiroketalizations.
    Sharma, I.; Wurst, J. M.; Tan, D. S.* Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 2474–2477.
    Abstract | PubMed | PMC ]
  3. Diversifying complexity.
    Sharma, I.; Tan, D. S.* Nat. Chem. 2013, 5, 157–158.
    Abstract | PubMed  ]
  4. Stable analogues of OSB-AMP: Potent inhibitors of MenE, the o-succinylbenzoate-CoA synthetase from bacterial menaquninone biosynthesis.
    Lu, X.; Zhou, R.; Sharma, I.; Li, X.; Kumar, G.; Swaminathan, S.; Tonge, P. J.*; Tan, D. S.* ChemBioChem 2012, 13, 129–136.
    Abstract | PubMed | PMC ]
  5. Influence of protecting groups on the anomeric equilibrium; case of the 4,6-O-benzylidene acetal in the mannopyranose series.
    Sharma, I.; Bohé, L.; Crich, D.* Carbohyd. Res. 2012, 357, 126–131.
    Abstract | PubMed | PMC ]
  6. Direct Fmoc-chemistry-based solid-phase synthesis of peptidyl thioesters.
    Sharma, I.; Crich, D.* J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 6518–6524.
    Abstract | PubMed | PMC ]
  7. Influence of protecting groups on the reactivity and selectivity of glycosylation: chemistry of the 4,6-O-benzylidene protected mannopyranosyl donors and related species.
    Aubry, S.; Sasaki, K.; Sharma, I.; Crich, D.* Topics Curr. Chem. 2011, 301, 141–188.
    Abstract | PubMed ]
  8. Influence of the O3 protecting group on stereoselectivity in the preparation of C-mannopyranosides with 4,6-O-benzylidene protected donors.
    Crich, D.*; Sharma, I. J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 8383–8391.
    Abstract | PubMed | PMC ]
  9. Triblock peptide and peptide thioester synthesis with reactivity-differentiated sulfonamides and peptidyl thioacids.
    Crich, D.*; Sharma, I. Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 2009, 48, 7591–7594.
    Abstract | PubMed | PMC ]
  10. Epimerization-free block synthesis of peptides from thioacids and amines with the Sanger and Mukaiyama reagents.
    Crich, D.*; Sharma, I. Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 2009, 48, 2355–2358.
    Abstract | PubMed ]
  11. Is donor-acceptor hydrogen bonding necessary for 4,6-O-benzylidene-directed β-mannopyranosylation? Stereoselective synthesis of β-C-mannopyranosides and α-C-glucopyranosides.
    Crich, D.*; Sharma, I. Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 4731–4734.
    Abstract | PubMed | PMC ]
  12. Direct access to 1,4-dihydroxyanthraquinones: The Hauser annulation reexamined with p-quinones.
    Mal, D.*; Ray, S.; Sharma, I. J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 4981–4984.
    Abstract | PubMed ]