Advanced Glycobiology

MED 225/CHEM 237/BIOM 222/BGGN 236/CMM 225
Offered every two years. Next Session: Spring Quarter 2020 

Course Director:
Jeffrey Esko
Instructors: Ajit Varki, Kamil Godula, Pascal Gagneux, Mark Fuster, Philip Gordts, Victor Nizet, James Paulson, Hudson Freeze

*Please go to TritonEd for assigned reading, study questions, and presentation materials

Contact

Tracy Gilstrap
Education Coordinator
(858) 882-1378
tgilstrap@ucsd.edu

*if you are off campus and would like access to the course materials please contact Tracy
Advanced elective for upper level undergraduates, graduate, and health sciences students who have taken Introduction to Glycoscience (Chem 142/242) or equivalent experience (with consent of Instructor) and courses in cell biology or biochemistry. This course consists of Socratic style discussions of papers and relevant chapters from Essentials of Glycobiology (3rd edition) with the objective of exploring the structure, metabolism, and function of glycans in biological systems. 

Grading is based on regular attendance, class participation, and a take home written essay on a topical issue in glycobiology.


Selected readings from primary literature and from the textbook Essentials of Glycobiology, 3rd Edition, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, New York.