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Advances in Glycobiology

MED 225/CHEM 237/CMM 225
Offered every two years, Next Offering Spring 2023, First Day TBD
Location: TBD
Co-Directors: Jeffrey Esko and Kamil Godula
Additional Instructors: TBD
Units: 4
Grading is based on regular attendance and class participation.

*UCSD students and postdocs go to Canvas for assigned reading, study questions, and presentation materials.


Tracy Gilstrap
Education Program Specialist
(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) and courses in cell biology or biochemistry. This course consists of  discussions of classic papers leading to modern concepts in glycobiology, with the objective of exploring the structure, metabolism, and function of glycans in biological systems. Students should develop a sense of the history of the field, seminal discoveries, and how these discoveries led to changes in the way scientists think about glycans. Students will be divided up into teams and make 1-2 presentations in consultation with a faculty member.

This year the course will be divided up into five modules: