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Carolyn Bertozzi

Carolyn Bertozzi, Ph.D.

Carolyn Bertozzi is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Chemistry and a professor (by courtesy) of chemical & systems biology and of radiology at Stanford University, as well as an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. After completing postdoctoral work at University of California, San Francisco in the field of cellular immunology, she joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1996. In June 2015, she joined the faculty at Stanford University, coincident with the launch of Stanford's Chemistry, Engineering & Medicine for Human Health (ChEM-H) institute.

Bertozzi's research interests span the disciplines of chemistry and biology, with an emphasis on studies of cell surface glycosylation pertinent to disease states. Her lab focuses on profiling changes in cell surface glycosylation associated with cancer, inflammation, and bacterial infection, and exploiting this information for development of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, most recently in the area of immuno-oncology.

Bertozzi has been recognized with many honors and awards for her research accomplishments. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been awarded the Lemelson-MIT Prize, the Heinrich Wieland Prize, and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, among many others.

She completed her undergraduate degree in chemistry at Harvard University and her Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.