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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's new Co-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 1, 2021
We welcome our newest K12 Scholar, Sridevi Krishnan, PhD. She has joined the N. Lewis Lab to study nutrition and cardiometabolic disease.

February 21, 2021

As an undergraduate, GRTC member Hud Freeze helped to discover one of the key enzymes used in the PCR technique.

January 8, 2021
We warmly welcome Graham Heberlig, PhD, our newest K12 postdoctoral trainee. Graham has joined the Burkart lab to study the structure of lipid A biosynthesis complexes.

December 2020
We are proud to announce that one of our K12 postdoctoral sholars, Ryan Weiss, PhD, has recently accepted a new position as Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. We wish the best of luck to Professor Weiss in his new role and building a lab of his own! Check out his new lab website here.

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 24th San Diego Glycobiology Symposium (SDGS) is scheduled for April 2022 and will be held virtually.
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Contact Us

Email: Tracy Gilstrap;   or Amanda Cuervo 
Fax: (858) 534-5611
Mailing Address: 9500 Gilman Drive, MC#0687
La Jolla, CA 92093 - 0687 

Follow us on Twitter: @GRTCnews

Upcoming Courses

​Current Literature (Journal Club)

 Winter 2022 - hybrid

Intro to Glycoscience

 Fall 2022 - in person

Advances in Glycobiology

 Spring 2023 - in person

Mouse Phenotyping


Glycoscience Bootcamp

  Summer 2022 - in person

Glycoscience Workshop

  Year round - virtual


Essentials of Glycobiology

3rd Edition