Advanced Glycobiology

MED 225/CHEM 237/BIOM 222/BGGN 236
Offered every two years |  First day of class: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays  | 2:00pm - 3:30pm | Building BRF2, Room 2A03
Co-Directors: Jeffrey Esko and Kamil Godula
Units: 4

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


Tracy Gilstrap
Education Coordinator
(858) 882-1378

*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.