Consortium for Excellence in Glycosciences | Scholars

Amina Abbadi

Mentors: Vincent Hascall & George Muchler, Cleveland Clinic

The role of Intracellular hyaluronan and TSG-6 in monocyte/macrophage biology and differentiation under a hyperglycemic stress

Daniel Kwame Afosah

Mentor: Umesh Desai, Virginia Commonwealth University

Isolation and structural characterization of Glycosaminoglycans

Anabel G. Alvarenga

Mentors: Ronald Schnaar & Jean Kim, Johns Hopkins University

Siglec-8 ligand expression in healthy and diseased patients

Waseem Anani

Mentor: Karin Hoffmeister, Wisconsin Blood Research Institute

Glycomics in transfusion medicine - Defining glycans in outcomes

Phillip Bartels

Phillip Bartels

Mentor: Yitzhak Tor, UC San Diego

Developing Guanidinylated Neomycin-Enzyme Conjugates to Treat Lyososomal Storage Disorders Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Julia Callender
​​Julia Callender

Mentor: Christina Sigurdson, UC San Diego

Manipulating PrP glycan structure to understand toxic signaling pathways driving prion-incuced neurodegeneration

Jiaxuan Chen

Mentor: Elliot Chaikof, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Podoplanin Glycopeptide Mimetics for Treatment of Venous Thrombosis

Dillon Chen

Mentor: Ajit Varki, UC San Diego

Characterize the roles of polysialic acids and Sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectins (SIGLECs) in the brain

Jane Cheng

Mentor: Richard Cummings, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Identification of carbohydrate antigens and its application in human diseases and disorders

Sun-Mi Choi

Sun-Mi Choi

Mentor: Victor Nizet, UC San Diego

Upper airway mucosal responses to MRSA in CRS

Michelle Ducasa

Mentor: Philip Gordts, UC San Diego

The role of heparan sulfate proteoglycans in non-shivering thermogenesis

Adam Kanack

Mentor: Nancy Dahms, Medical College of Wisconsin

Platelet and myeloid cell phenotypes in a rat model of Fabry disease

So-Young Kim

So-Young Kim

Mentor: Mark Fuster, UC San Diego

Glycosaminoglycan-based lung cancer immunotherapy

Melissa Lee-Sundlov

Mentor: Karin Hoffmeister, Wisconsin Blood Research Institute

The Role of Sialylation and Lectin Receptors in Blood Production in the Bone Marrow

Samuel Merrill

Mentors: Ronald Schnaar & Robert Brodsky, Johns Hopkins University

The role of complement in sickle cell disease and hyperhemolysis

Ryan Porell

Ryan Porell

Mentor: Kamil Godula, UC San Diego

Design and Synthesis of Fluorogenic Proteoglycan Mimetic Polymers


Ryan Weiss

Mentor: Jeffrey D. Esko, UC San Diego

CRISPR-Cas9 Dissection of Heparan Sulfate