MAJ Nicholas L. Calangi

MAJ Nicholas L. Calangi



Major Calangi is an instructor of general biology in the Department of Chemistry and Life Science.  After earning a B.S. in biology, a B.A. in history, and a minor in theology from Loyola University Chicago in 2013, he commissioned as a Chemical Officer.  Initially assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, Major Calangi has served on staff in both 2-22nd Infantry Battalion and 3-71st Cavalry Squadron.  He would later be assigned to 7th Engineer Battalion to serve as the dismounted chemical reconnaissance platoon leader.  Completing his tour at Fort Drum, NY, he served as 17th Field Artillery Brigade’s protection chief at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.  Following this assignment, he served 25 months as the commander for the 11th CBRNE Company (Technical Escort).  After command, he pivoted his career track and became a Functional Area 52 Officer (Nuclear and Counterproliferation).

Ongoing Research Projects

Major Calangi’s research is rooted in virology and examining therapeutic gaps in current viral treatment strategies.  To this end, he is characterizing novel anti-viral synthetic peptides’ efficacy as a therapeutic strategy for viral infection. 

Publications & Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Lagasse, B., Bowers, P., Kick, A., Gettings, M., Chin, J., Calangi, N.L., McMahon, R., Burpo, F.J. Army Officer Corps Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Foundation Gaps Place Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Operations at Risk - Part 3. Counter WMD Journal. Spring/Summer 2023 (26), 43-50.

Calangi, N.L., Langes, J., Totten, D.  “Precise Response.” The Army Chemical Review.  2021, 10-11.

Calangi, N.L.  “Enabling a Force Field Artillery:  The necessity of protection.” Fires Bulletin. September-October 2018, 24-25.

Abstracts & Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Jacquelyn A. Brown, Shannon L. Faley, Ronald S. Reiserer, David K. Schaffer, Clayton M. Britt, Kenneth Risner, Nicholas Calangi, Keziah R. Hernandez, Alem Farhang, Aarthi Narayanan, John P. Wikswo. “Optimizing microphysiological systems for operating in Biosafety Level 3 and 4 spaces.” MPS World Summit. New Orleans, LA, May 2022. (Poster)

Amrita Haikerwal, Nicholas Calangi, Charles Huan Chen, Tristan Bepler, Timothy Lu, and Aarthi Narayanan. “Novel synthetic peptides as therapeutic strategy for Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus infection.” American Society for Virology. Virtual Conference, July 2021. (Poster)