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Glycobiology Research and Training Center

​Our purpose is to encourage and advance research in glycobiology, promote collaboration, support the next generation of glycoscience researchers and make glycoscience an integral part of life and material science through outreach and education.


Welcome Associate Directors!

Kamil Godula and Mandy Lewis join the GRTC leadership team! Kamil is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Mandy is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. More info...

September 14, 2020
Congratulations to Thomas Mandel Clausen, PhD (visiting scholar, Esko lab) on his research paper about cellular heparan sulfate and ACE2 in SARS-CoV-2 infection. Read the article in Cell or the press releases from ABC 10 News, UCSD Health, and NIH.

August 13, 2020
We are proud to announce that Professor Ajit Varki, MD is the winner of the 2020 Rosalind Kornfeld Award for Lifetime Achievement in Glycobiology from the Society for Glycobiology. Read the full award announcement on the Society for Glycobiology website.

July 10, 2020
Congratulations to So-Young Kim, PhD (K12 scholar, Fuster lab) on her research paper about binding interactions between heparin and SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein. Read the article on ScienceDirect.

About the GRTC

The GRTC is an internationally recognized research unit with a 19-year track record of facilitating and enhancing research, training and collaboration among researchers who study the molecular and cellular biology of glycans and their roles in health and disease. GRTC members include faculty from academic institutions throughout California, with a vast range of research interests.
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San Diego Glycobiology Symposium

The 23rd San Diego Glycobiology Symposium (SDGS) is scheduled for April 1-2, 2021. In consideration of public health and safety, this conference will be held virtually.
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Contact Us

F: (858) 534-5611
9500 Gilman Drive, #0687
La Jolla, CA 92093 - 0687 

Follow us on Twitter: @GRTCnews

Upcoming Courses

​Current Literature (Journal Club)

Fall 2020 - online

Intro to Glycoscience

 Fall 2020 - online

Advances in Glycobiology

 Spring 2021 - in person

Clinical Correlations

 Spring 2022 

Mouse Phenotyping

  Spring 2021 TBD

Glycoscience Bootcamp

  Summer 2021 - in person

Glycoscience Workshop

  Year round - online


Essentials of Glycobiology

3rd Edition