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Ajit P. Varki, MD

Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny
Co-Director, Glycobiology Research and Training Center
Executive Editor, "Essentials of Glycobiology"

Contact Information

Office: 858-534-2214
Fax: 858-534-5611

Glycobiology Research and Training Center
University of California, San Diego
BRF2, Room 4126
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0687 
La Jolla CA 92093 (admin)

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Our laboratory studies the biological roles of sialic acids in homeostasis and disease, with an emphasis on evolutionary differences between humans and great apes.


Research Focus Areas:

Glycobiology  |  Membrane Trafficking  |  Signal Transduction