Dr. Eric S. Silver


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering

The University of Tokyo


silver@macro.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Dr. Eric S. Silver was born in Boston, MA in 1985. He received his B. A. in chemistry from Boston University in 2008. While at Boston University he performed research under the direction of Prof. Mark Grinstaff on dendrimers for drug delivery. In 2014 he completed his Ph. D. at the University of Texas at Austin under the dual direction of Profs. Jonathan L. Sessler and Christopher W. Bielawski. His dissertation work focused on 2 areas of research: 1) the synthesis of polymers containing neutral receptors for anion binding, and 2) the synthesis of derivatives of 6-shogaol for the development of chemopreventives of prostate cancer. Currently, he is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Tokyo, Japan under the direction of Prof. Takuzo Aida. His current research is focused on reactions at surfaces and hydrogels.



Education:

B. A. – Boston University (2008)

Ph. D. – The University of Texas at Austin (2014)



Antecedents:

2006.05 – 2006.08: Research assistant at the Metabolism Department of the Joslin Diabetes Clinic under

                                Dr. Laurie Goodyear

2007.01 – 2008.05: Undergraduate research assistant in the Department of Chemistry at Boston University under

                                Prof. Mark Grinstaff

2008.09 – 2014.08: Graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of

                                Profs. Jonathan L. Sessler and Christopher W. Bielawski

2014.11 – Present: Post-doctoral researcher at the University of Tokyo under the supervision of Prof. Takuzo Aida



Awards:

2004.09 – 2008.05: Cardinal Medeiros Scholar at Boston University

2010.01 – 2013.01: Cancer Prevention Research Initiative of Texas Pre-doctoral Trainee Fellow



Publications:

  1. 1.6-Shogaol from Dried Ginger Inhibits Growth of Prostate Cancer Cells Both In Vitro and In Vivo through Inhibition of STAT3 and NF-κB Signaling.

    Saha, A.; Blando, J.; Silver, E. S.; Beltran, L.; Sessler, J. L.; DiGiovanni, J.

    Cancer Prevention Research 2014, 7, 627–638.

  1. 2.Reversible Anion-Induced Cross-linking of Well-Defined Calix[4]pyrrole-Containing Copolymers.

    Silver, E. S.; Rambo, B. M.; Bielawski, C. W.; Sessler, J. L. 

    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 2252–2255.

  1. 3.Poly(methyl methacrylate) copolymers containing dipyrrolylquinoxaline receptors for the colorimetric detection of

    halide anion salts.

    Silver, E. S.; Rambo, B. M.; Bielawski, C. W.; Sessler, J. L.

    Supramolecular Chemistry, 2012, 24, 101–105.

  1. 4.Covalent Polymers Containing Discrete Heterocyclic Anion Receptors.

    Rambo, B. M.; Silver, E. S.; Bielawski, C. W.; Sessler, J. L.

    In Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry; Gale, P.A.; Dehaen, W., Eds.; Springer-Verlag: Berlin Heidelberg, 2010;

    Vol. 24, pp 1–37.

  1. 5.Tetrathiafulvalene Diindolylquinoxaline: A Dual Signaling Anion Receptor with Phosphate Selectivity.

    Bejger, C.; Park, J. S.; Silver, E. S.; Sessler, J. L.

    Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 7745–7747.