National Career Development Consortium for Excellence in Glycosciences

The National Career Development Consortium for Excellence in Glycosciences was created when the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) awarded four career development grants to premier institutions, each of whom have created an independent local program to train the next generation of researchers in glycosciences - the study of complex carbohydrate molecules and their roles in human development and health.

The four centers form the National Consortium, sharing their resources, training opportunities and expertise across campuses.

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BLOODCENTER OF WISCONSIN PROGRAM FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT IN GLYCOSCIENCES

The Center for Career Development BloodCenter Wisconsin (Translational Glycomics Program) is led by Karin Hoffmeister, MD (BCW/BRI), a trained cardiologist with expertise in translational research, glycobiology, hematopoiesis, thrombopoiesis and platelets. Other PIs on this grant are 1) Nancy Dahms, PhD (MCW), a trained glycobiologist with expertise in lysosome biogenesis and function, glycan-binding receptors and lysosomal storage disease; 2) Joseph Lau, PhD (RPCI), a trained glycobiologist with expertise in glycosyltransferase function, enzymology, inflammation, hematopoiesis, and immune responses, and 3) Umesh Desai, PhD (VCU), a trained medicinal chemist with expertise in computational chemistry, synthetic chemistry, and biophysical chemistry of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs).

Program PIs:

Nancy Dahms
Nancy M. Dahms
Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Lysosomal Storage Disease
Umesh Desai
Umesh R. Desai
Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University
GAGs / Proteomics
Karin Hoffmeister
Karin Hoffmeister
Director
Translational Glycomic Center
Glycomics / Hematology / Transfusion Medicine
Joseph Lau
Joseph T.Y. Lau
Professor
Roswell Park Division, State University of New York
Glycosylation / Hematology

HARVARD PROGRAM FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT IN GLYCOSCIENCES

JOHNS HOPKINS-CLEVELAND CLINIC PROGRAM FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT IN GLYCOSCIENCES

UC SAN DIEGO PROGRAM FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT IN GLYCOSCIENCES