Current GRTC Members

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Criteria for membership:

* = denotes faculty in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at UC San Diego

A-C

Member
Title, Institute
Relevant Research Interest
Since
Nicola Allen Assistant Professor of Molecular Neurobiology
Salk Institute
Role of astrocyte derived proteoglycans in neuronal synapse formation
2014
William Balch Professor of Cell Biology
The Scripps Research Institute
ER: Golgi trafficking
1999
Samuel Barondes Robertson Professor of Neurobiology and Psychiatry
UC San Francisco
Galectins
2000
Linda G. Baum Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UC Los Angeles
Galectins
2000
Carolyn R. Bertozzi Professor of Chemistry
UC Berkeley
Unnatural sugar precursors
1999
Mina Bissel Distinguished Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Extracellular matrix, microenvironment and gene expression
2000
Lars Bode* Associate Professor of Pediatrics
UC San Diego
Human Milk Oligosaccharides, Cell Surface Glycans, Necrotizing Entercolitis
2009
David H. Broide Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego
Bronchial asthma and allergy
2000
Michael D. Burkart Assistant Professor of Chemistry
UC San Diego
Antibiotic biosynthesis and drug design
2002
Dennis Burton Professor of Immunology and Microbial Science
The Scripps Research Institute
Viral glycoproteins, antibody glycosylation
2015
Xi Chen Professor of Chemistry
UC Davis
Chemoenzymatic synthesis of carbohydrates and glycoconjugate
2004
Shu Chien Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine
UC San Diego
Vascular response to shear stress
1998
Andrew Chisholm Professor of Biology
UC San Diego
C-elegans development, heparan sulfated proteoglycans
2007
Biswa Choudhury Technical Director Glycotechnology Core
UC San Diego
Analytical Methods
2008

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D-F

Member
Title, Institute
Relevant Research Interest
Since
Antonio De Maio* Professor and Vice Chairman of Research
UC San Diego
Inflammation
2006
Michael Demetriou Associate Professor, Neurology
UC Irvine
Glycosylation and autoimmunity
2001
Patricia Dickson Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harbor-UC Los Angeles
Mucopolysaccharidoses
2011
Wolfgang Dillmann Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego
Hexosamine pathway and glycosylation
2003
Daniel J. Donoghue* Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
UC San Diego
Growth factors and their receptors
1998
Adam Engler* Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
UC San Diego
Extracellular matrix
2008
Jeffrey D. Esko* Professor of Cellular & Molecular Medicine
UC San Diego
Proteoglycan structure and function
1998
Marilynn E. Etzler Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology
UC Davis
Plant lectins
2000
Joshua Fierer Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego
Salmonella lipopolysaccharide structure
1998
Susan J. Fisher Professor of Obstetrics Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
UC San Francisco
Extracellular matrix
2000
Hudson Freeze* Professor of Glycobiology
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Biology of N-glycosylation
1998
Minoru Fukuda* Professor of Glycobiology
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Polylactosamines and O-glycosylation
1999
Mark M. Fuster Assistant Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego-VAMC
Glycobiology of Tumor Vascular Progression
2007

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G-I

Member
Title, Institute
Relevant Research Interest
Since
Fred H. Gage Professor
Salk Institute
Glycobiology of Tumor Vascular Progression
2007
Pascal Gagneux* Associate Professor
UC San Diego
Glycans and reproduction, evolution
2004
Philippe Gallay Professor of Immunology
The Scripps Research Institute
HIV, HCV, Syndecans, Cyclophilins
2009
Richard L. Gallo* Professor of Medicine and Pediatric
UC San Diego-VAMC
Dermatan sulfate in skin biology
2000
Omai B. Garner Health Sciences Asst. Clinical Professor
UC Los Angeles
Glycans in host, Pathogen interactions and diagnostic microbiology
2013
Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague Professor of Chemistry
UC Davis
study of carbohydrate/protein and carbohydrate/carbo-interactions
2001
Frances Gillin* Professor of Pathology
UC San Diego
Protozoal pathogens
1998
Kamil Godula Assistant Professor
UC San Diego
Nanoscale mucin and proteoglycan - mimetic materials
2013
Philip Gordts Assistant Research Scientist, Dept of Medicine
UC San Diego
Glycans in Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Disorders
2017
Donald G. Guiney Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego
Helicobacter pylori adhesions to sugars
1998
Amro Hamdoun Assistant Professor of Biology
UC San Diego-SIO
Cell biology of embryos and ABC transporters
2010
Tracy M. Handel* Professor of Pharmacology
UC San Diego
Chemokine structural and functional biology
2006
Jerry L. Hedrick Professor of Biochemistry
UC Davis
Molecular mechanisms involved in fertilization
1998
Thomas Hermann Assoc. Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
UC San Diego
Natural products, glycoside-RNA interaction/drug discovery
2006
Samuel Ho Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego-VAMC
Epithelial mucins
2006
Linda C. Hsieh-Wilson Professor of Chemistry
CalTech-HHMI
Roles of carbohydrates in regulating nervous system function
2005

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J-L

Member
Title, Institute
Relevant Research Interest
Since
Randal J. Kaufman Professor and Director
Degenerative Disease Research
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Protein folding regulation and Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER)
2012
Young S. Kim Professor of Medicine
UC San Francisco
Mucil structure and function
2000
Mitchell E. Kronenberg President and Chief Scientific Officer
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
T Cell recognition of Carbohydrate Antigens
1999
Arthur D. Lander Professor of Develomental & Cell Biology
UC Irvine
Proteoglycans
1996
Dzung Le Director of Coagulation Laboratory
UC San Diego
Hemostasis and thrombosis
2014
Julie A. Leary Professor of Biochemistry
UC Davis
Mass Spectrometry of Carbohydrates
2002
Carlito Lebrilla Professor of Chemistry
UC Davis
Mass spectrometry
2000
Nathan E. Lewis Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
UC San Diego
Systems biology of metabolism, glycosylation and the secretory pathway
2015
Fu-Tong Liu Professor and Chair of Dermatology
UC Davis
Galectin function
1998

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M-O

Member
Title, Institute
Relevant Research Interest
Since
Bruce A. Macher Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
San Francisco State University
Structure/function of glycosyltransferases
2002
Jamey D. Marth Carbon Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mellichamp Professor of Systems Biology
UC Santa Barbara
Genetic manipulation of glycosylation
1996
Michael A. Marletta CH and Annie Li Professor of the Molecular Biology of Diseases, Departments of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology
UC Berkeley
NO Signaling; polysaccharide monooxygenases
2016
Elaine Muchmore Professor of Clinical Medicine
UC San Diego - VAMC
Sialic acid biology
1998
Victor Nizet* Professor of Pediatrics & Pharmacy
UC San Diego
Bacterial pathogenesis and innate immunity
2002

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P-R

Member
Title, Institute
Relevant Research Interest
Since
Brian P. Palenik Professor of Marine Biology
UC San Diego, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Eukaryotic microalgae glycoproteins
1998
Alyssa Panitch Edward Teller Professor and Chair
UC Davis
Design, synthesis and characterization of funtional proteoglycan mimetics for regenerative medicine
2016
James C. Paulson Professor of Molecular Biology
The Scripps Research Institute
Sialic acid biology
1999
Joanna J. Phillips Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pathology
UC San Francisco
Tumor microenvironment, glioma invasion, tumor biomarkers
2010

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S-U

Member
Title, Institute
Relevant Research Interest
Since
Robert Sah Professor of Bioengineering
UC San Diego
Cartilage biophysics and repair
1998
Geert Schmid-Schönbein* Professor of Bioengineering
UC San Diego
Selectins and vascular biology
1998
Richard B. Schwab Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego
Sialic Acids in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
2007
Christina Sigurdson Associate Professor of Pathology
UC San Diego
Protein aggregation diseases, neurodegeneration, prion disease
2016
Justin Sonnenburg Asst Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford Medicine Gut microbiota, host-microbial interaction
2007
Emmanuel Theodorakis Professor of Chemistry
UC San Diego
Carbohydrate chemistry
1999
Yitzhak Tor Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
UC San Diego
Aminoglycosides structure/function
1998
Frederic A. Troy II Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry
UC Davis
Sialobiology
2000
Robert H. Tukey* Professor of Pharmacology
UC San Diego
UDP-glucuronosyltransferases
1998

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V-Z

Member
Title, Institute
Relevant Research Interest
Since
Victor D. Vacquier Emeritus Professor of Marine Biology
UC San Diego, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Sea urchin fertilization
1998
Ajit Varki* Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego
Sialic acid chemistry and biology
1996
Nissi Varki Professor of Pathology
UC San Diego
Glycosylation in tumor biology
1996
Joseph Vinetz* Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego
Leptospiral LPS, innate immunity, Plasmodiummosquito interactions
2004
Raymond Wang Director, Multidisciplinary Lysosomal
Children's Hospital of Orange County
MPS Cardiovascular Disease
2014
Rahul Warrior Associate Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
UC Irvine
Molecular genetic analysis of nuclear migration and growth factor signaling in Drosophila
2005
Ian A. Wilson Hansen Professor of Structural Biology
The Scripps Research Institute
Crystallographic Studies of Immune Recognition and Viral Pathogens
2015
Chi-Huey Wong Ernest W. Hahn Professor of Chemistry
The Scripps Research Institute
Chemical synthesis of Glycans
1999
Peng Wu Associate Professor
The Scripps Research Institute
Glycosylation in the immune system and chemical glycobiology
2015
Yu Yamaguchi Professor of Glycobiology
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Proteoglycans
1998
Alice L. Yu Professor of Pediatrics
UC San Diego
Antiganglioside therapy in Neuroblastoma
1998
Dirk M. Zajonc Associate Professor
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
Structural basis of CD1-mediated glycolipid recognition by T cells
2010

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