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Women & Science Virtual Helen Dean King Award Ceremony: What the Sugar Coating on Your Cells is Trying to Tell You

Special Event
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Join us for our virtual Women and Science event!

Recognizing Outstanding Women In Biomedical Research


HONOREE: Carolyn Bertozzi, Ph.D., past recipient of the National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences and the MacArthur Foundation Genius Award, and most recently the Wolf Prize in Chemistry, will be honored with The Wistar Institute’s 2022 Helen Dean King award, recognizing outstanding women in biomedical research. Dr. Bertozzi is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. She is being recognized for her work on understanding how sugars that coat our cells impact diseases such as cancer, inflammation, and bacterial infections and for devising drug targets to combat them. 

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Guest Speaker Bio:

Carolyn Bertozzi, Ph.D.-final

Dr.  Carolyn Bertozzi is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical & Systems Biology and Radiology (by courtesy) at Stanford University, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  She completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Harvard University in 1988 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 1993. After completing postdoctoral work at UCSF in the field of cellular immunology, she joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1996.  In June 2015, she joined the faculty at Stanford University coincident with the launch of Stanford’s ChEM-H institute.

Prof. Bertozzi’s research interests span the disciplines of chemistry and biology with an emphasis on studies of cell surface glycosylation pertinent to disease states.  Her lab focuses on profiling changes in cell surface glycosylation associated with cancer, inflammation and bacterial infection, and exploiting this information for development of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, most recently in the area of immuno-oncology.  She has been recognized with many honors and awards for her research accomplishments.  She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been awarded the Lemelson-MIT Prize, the Heinrich Wieland Prize, and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, among many others.

The event is free and open to the public. 

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