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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.


GRTC welcomes Jonathan Vega!

It is our pleasure to extend a warm welcome to Jonathan Vega, who has joined the Glycobiology Research and Training Center staff as the Chief Operations Officer. More info...

GRTC's new Co-Directors!

Kamil Godula and Amanda 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...

News Highlights

July 1, 2022
We welcome our newest K12 Scholar, Francesca Boscolo, PhD. Dr. Boscolo has joined the Marianna Alperin Lab to study the role of proteoglycans in determining muscle stem cell fate during pregnancy and will be Co-mentored by Dr. Adam Engler See all the National K12 Scholars

June 21, 2022
Eminent Glycobiologist Ajit Varki receives the 2023 ASBMB Herbert Tabor Research Award. See the Award lecture at #DiscoverBMB in March in Seattle.

May 9, 2022
The GRTC is proud to announce an updated fourth edition of Essentials of Glycobiology.  The book retains a broad focus and applicability to fields ranging from biology and medicine to chemistry and materials science and is still considered the field's most authoritative textbook, offering an overview suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in molecular and cellular biology and biomedicine. More info...

July 1, 2021
We welcome our newest K12 Scholar, Sridevi Krishnan, PhD. She has joined the Nathan Lewis Lab to study nutrition and cardio metabolic disease. Check out all our UCSD K12 participants

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 25th San Diego Glycobiology Symposium (SDGS) will be scheduled for Spring 2023 and will be held in person.
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Contact Us

Administrative Contacts:

Jonathan Vega

Tracy Gilstrap

Mailing Address:
9500 Gilman Drive, MC#0687
La Jolla, CA 92093 - 0687 

Follow us on Twitter: @GRTCnews

Upcoming Courses

​Current Literature (Journal Club)

 Winter 2023 - in person

Intro to Glycoscience

 Fall 2023 - in person

Advances in Glycobiology

 Spring 2023 - in person

Mouse Phenotyping


Glycoscience Bootcamp

  Summer 2023 - in person

Glycoscience Workshop

  Year round - in person