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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...

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 online via ScienceDirect.

June 14, 2020
Congratulations to Claire Morris, undergraduate student researcher in the Esko lab, who graduated this year! 

May 15, 2020
Congratulations to Julia Callender, Ph.D., a K12 scholar in the Sigurdson lab, for winning an Outstanding Abstract Award at the NIH/FDA Glycoscience Research Day.

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 2021. The format for the 2021 conference is under discussion.
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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