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National Consortium for Excellence in Glycosciences | Mentors

NAME
​EXPERTISE​LOCATION​MENTEE(S)
​Thomas Abshire, MD
​Hematology / Transfusion Medicine / Immunology
​Blood Research Institute, Versiti

​Galit Alter, MD
​Antibody Glycosylation / Humoral Immunity
​Harvard Medical School
Mark E. Anderson, MD, PhD
Heart Failure / Arrhythmia / Cardiovascular Disease / Sudden Cardiac Death
​Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
​Priya Umapathi
Olurotimi Mesubi
​Robert Anthony, PhD
​Immunoglobulin Glycosylation
​Harvard Medical School
​Kai-Ting Shade
​Pablo Argüeso, PhD
​Mucins / Wound Repair
​Harvard Medical School
​Mark A. Aronica, MD
Asthma
​Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute
​Angelica Ueltschy
​Kuberan Balagurunathan, PhD
​Bioinformatics / GAGs
University of Utah

Lars Bode, PhD
​Human Milk Glycans
​University of California, San Diego
​Robert Broadsky, 

​Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
​Samuel Merrill
Michael D. Burkart, PhD
​Antibiotic Biosynthesis
​University of California, San Diego
​Graham Heberlig
​Elliot Chaikof, MD, PhD
Glycobiological Structure / Function Studies​​Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
​Jiaxuan Chen
Andrew Chisholm, PhD
C. elegans Development
​University of California, San Diego
Laurie Comstock, PhD
​Intestinal Microbiota
​Harvard Medical School
​John A. Corbett, PhD
​Lysosomal Storage Disease / Diabetes / Metabolic Disorders
​Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
​Richard D. Cummings, PhD
​Cancer Glycobiology / Inflammation
​Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Jane Cheng
Kathryn Stackhouse​
Nancy M. Dahms, PhD
Lysosomal Storage Disease​​Medical College of Wisconsin
​Chen Chen
Adam Kanack
Dawn Wenzel
Yiwen Cui
Srinivasan Dasarathy, MD
​Inflammation & Immunity
​Cleveland Clinic
​Nicole Welch
Amy Attaway
​Carol de la Motte, PhD
​Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) / GI Barrier Defense / Hyaluronan
​Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute
Gregory A. Denomme, PhD
Immunology / Hematology​​Blood Research Institute, Versiti
​Umesh R. Desai, PhD
​GAGs / Proteomics
Virginia Commonwealth University
​Daniel Afosah
​Charles Dimitroff, PhD
​Lectin-Carbohydrate Interactions
​Brigham & Women's Hospital
Adam Engler, PhD
​Extracellular Matrix
​University of California, San Diego
Serpil C Erzurum, MD
​Translational research of lung pathologies
​Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute​Anny Mulya
​Jeffrey D. Esko, PhD
​Proteoglycans
​University of California, San Diego
​Ryan Weiss
​Hervé Falet, PhD​
​Hematology / Transfusion Medicine / Platelets
​Medical College of Wisconsin
Christiane Ferran, MD, PhD​
​Molecular Signatures of Homeostasis
​Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
​Mark M. Fuster, MD
​Cancer / Angiogenesis
​University of California, San Diego
​So-Young Kim
​Pascal Gagneux, PhD
​Reproduction
​University of California, San Diego

​Richard L. Gallo, MD, PhD
​Skin Biology
​University of California, San Diego

​Kamil Godula, PhD
​Glycoengineering
​University of California, San Diego
​Ryan Porell
​Philip Gordts, PhD
Lipid Metabolism​​University of California, San Diego
​Michelle Ducasa
Chelsea Painter
​Sophie Groux-Degroote, MS PhD
​Glycobiology in Cancer
​University of Sciences and Tech of Lille

​Rebekah Gundry, PhD
Mass Spectrometry / Stem Cell Biology​​Medical College of Wisconsin

​Tracy M. Handel, PhD
​Chemokines
​University of California, San Diego
​Gerald W. Hart, PhD
​Translation and Mitochondrial Functions by O-GlcNAc / Nutrient Regulation of Transcription
​University of Georgia
​Priya Umapathi
​Vincent C. Hascall, PhD
​Hyaluronan in Diabetic Pathologies
​Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute
​Amina Abbadi
Angelica Ueltschy
Yan Wang
Nicole Welch
Anny Mulya
​Adam M. Hawkridge, PhD
​Glycomics / Proteomics / Mass Spectrometry
Virginia Commonwealth University

​Karin Hoffmeister, MD
Transfusion Medicine / ​Glycomics / Hematology
Translational Glycomics Center
​Waseem Anani
Melissa Lee-Sundlov
​David Kass, 

​​Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

​Jean Kim, MD, PhD
​Translational Research in Chronic Rhinosinusitis / Pathogenesis of Hyperplastic Nasal Polyposis
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
​Anabel Alvarenga
​Vijay Kuchroo, DVM, PhD
​Autoreactive T-cell Biology
​Brigham & Women's Hospital
​Thomas S. Kupper, MD
​Skin-homing T cells / Tissue resident T cells
​Brigham & Women's Hospital
​Robert Langer, ScD
​Biotech and Material Science
​MIT
​Elizabeth Calle
Joseph T.Y. Lau, PhD​
Glycosylation / Hematology / Glycan​Roswell Park Division, State University of New York
​Tianxin (Sheena) Yu
Jinchao (Chris) Zhang
Sophia Balderman
Ogechi Ogoke
​Kelvin P. Lee, MD
​Hematology / Immunology
​Jacobs School of Medicine, University at Buffalo

Amanda L. Lewis, PhD
​Bacteriology / Women's Health​University of California, San Diego
​Nathan E. Lewis, PhD
Systems Biology​​University of California, San Diego
​Sridevi Krishnan
​Michael K. Mansour, MD, PhD
​Therapies Against Fungal Infections
​Harvard Medical School
​Edward V. Maytin, MD, PhD
​Hyaluronan / Wound Healing
Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute
Philip McCarthy, MD
​Hematology / Immunology
​Jacobs School of Medicine, University at Buffalo
​Anne Murphy, 

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

​George Muschler, MD
Aging / Cell Processing / Cell Fabrication / Cellular Therapy / Clinical Stem Cell Biology / Cell Based Assays / Tissue Engineering / Regenerative Medicine​Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute
​Amina Abbadi
​Sriram Neelamegham, PhD
​Glycosylation / Glycomics
​School of Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo
​Enid Neptune, 

​Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

​Peter J. Newman, PhD
Hematology / Glycan / Vascular Biology​​Blood Research Institute, Versiti
​Peter Nigrovic, MD
​Rheumatic Disease / Arthritis
​Brigham & Women's Hospital
​Victor Nizet, MD
​Bacterial Pathogenesis
​University of California, San Diego
​Sun-Mi Choi
Ruth Siew
​Brian O'Rourke, PhD
​Heart Failure / Ischemia-Reperfusion / Arrhythmias / Molecular Manipulation of Cardiac Excitability
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
​Kyriakos Papanicolaou
Stephanie Olivier-Van Stichelen, PhD
​O-GlcNAcylation, pre- and post-natal development, Non-Nutritive Sweeteners, Microbiome​Medical College of Wisconsin​Dawn Wenzel
​Bernhard Palsson, PhD
​Systems Biology
​University of California, San Diego
​Bhaumik B. Patel, MD
​GAGs
Virginia Commonwealth University
​Gentry N. Patrick, PhD
​Neurobiology
​University of California, San Diego
​Gulcin Pekkurnaz, PhD
​Neurobiology
​University of California, San Diego
​Richard Sanchez
​Gerald B. Pier, PhD
​Bacterial Infection / Vaccine Design
​Harvard Medical School
​Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
​B-cell Immunology
​Harvard Medical School
​Krishna Rajarathnam, PhD
​GAGs
University of Texas
​Seth Rakoff-Nahoum, MD, PhD
​Computational Biology of Microbial Communities
​Harvard Medical Center
​Sridhar Rao, MD, PhD
Stem Cell Biology​​Blood Research Institute, Versiti
​Ellis Reinherz, MD
​Immunorecognition
​Harvard Medical School
​William J. Rhead, MD
​Gene Therapy / Metabolic Disorders
​Medical College of Wisconsin
​Robert Sackstein, MD, PhD
​Glycoengineering Cell Surfaces
​Florida International University
​Dorothy Contiguglia-Akcan
John O'Malley
Ryan Jajosky
​Ronald Schnaar, PhD
​Functions of Glycans and Glycan Recognition in Intercellular Interactions in the Innate Immune and Nervous Systems
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
​Samuel Merrill
Anabel Alvarenga
Brahm Segal, MD
​Infectious Disease / Immunology / Hematology
​Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

​Christina Sigurdson, PhD
​Protein Aggregation
​University of California, San Diego
​Julia Callender
​Joseph G. Sodroski, MD
​HIV-1 Envelope Glycoproteins
​Harvard Medical School

​Timothy Springer, PhD
Integrin Signaling​​Harvard Medical School
Sean Stowell, MD
​Pathology​Harvard Medical School
​Ryan Jajosky
​Yitzhak Tor, PhD
​Aminoglycosides
​University of California, San Diego
​Phillip Bartels
​Ajit Varki, MD
​Sialic Acids
​University of California, San Diego
​Dillon Chen
​Hartmut Weiler, PhD
Hematology / Immunology / Vascular Biology​​Medical College of Wisconsin

​Robert Weiss, 

​Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
​Christina Woo, PhD
​Small Molecule Protein Interaction
​Harvard Medical School
​Alice Yu, MD, PhD
Antiganglioside Therapy​​University of California, San Diego
​Natasha Zachara, PhD
​Regulation of Cell Survival Decisions by O-GlcNAc
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Previous Mentors

​NAMEEXPERTISE​​LOCATION​MENTEE(S)
Raed Dweik, MD​Role of nitric oxide in lung physiology and pathophsiology of lung diseasesCleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute
Linda Graham, MD
​Smooth muscle cell function bypass graftsCleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute
​Ronald J. Midura, PhDSkeletal Physiology / Fracture Healing / OsteoporosisCleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute