Faculty Members


Name/Degree(s)RankPrimary (& Secondary) Appointment(s)Role in ProgramResearch Interrest
Amster, I. Jonathan, Ph.D.Distinguished Research ProfessorDepartment of Chemistry, University of GeorgiaMentor, Co-P.I.Development of mass spectrometric analyses of glycosaminoglycans
Azadi, Parastoo, Ph.D.Senior Research ScientistComplex Carbohydrate Research Center, UGAMentor

Structural analysis of oligosaccharides, glycoproteins, and glycolipids by mass spectrometry

Bar-Peled, Maor, Ph.D.ProfessorDept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGAMentorBacterial Bio-film synthesis and deposition
Barb, Adam, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorDept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGAMentorHow glycosylation affects protein function
Boons, Geert-Jan, Ph.D.Franklin ProfessorDepartment of Chemistry, UGAMentorSynthesis of glycans and glycoconjugates; vaccine development
Brindley, Melinda, Ph.D. Associate ProfessorDepartment of Infectious Diseases, UGAMentorFunctional characterization of viral glycoproteins and host interactions
Crich, David, Ph.D.GRA Eminent Scholar and ProfessorDepartment of Pharmacetical and Biomedical Sciences (UGA),
Department of Chemistry, UGA
MentorSynthesis of carbohydrates, drug development
Edison, Arthur, Ph.D.GRA Eminent Scholar and ProfessorDept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGAMentorMetabolomics and glycomics of C. elegans
Haltiwanger, Robert, Ph.D.GRA Eminent Scholar and ProfessorDept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGAMentor, Co-P.I.Role of glycosylation in development, cancer and protein folding
Hart, Gerald, Ph.D.GRA Eminent Scholar and ProfessorDept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGAMentorRole of glycosylation in diabetes, cancer and biology
Hines, Kelly, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorDept. of Chemistry, UGAMentorStructure and function of bacterial glycolipids
Kannan, Natarajan, Ph.D.ProfessorDept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGAMentorEvolution and classification of glycoenzymes
Leach, Franklin, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorDept. of Chemistry, UGAMentorMass spectral analysis of glycosaminoglycan structures
Mohnen, Debra, Ph.D.Distinguished Research ProfessorDept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGAMentorPlant cell wall biosynthesis and production of improved plants
Moremen, Kelley W., Ph.D.Distinguished Research ProfessorDept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGAMentorBiochemistry, molecular and structural biology of glycosyltransferases
Szymanski, Christine, Ph.D. ProfessorDept. of Microbiology UGAMentorBiosynthesis and function of bacterial glycans
Tiemeyer, Michael, Ph.D.Distinguished Research ProfessorDept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGAMentorRegulation of tissue-specific glycan expression in development and disease
Trent, Stephen, Ph.D.Distinguished ProfessorDept. of Infectious Diseases, UGAMentorBacterial polysaccharide biosynthesis
Urbanowicz, Breeanna, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorDept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGAMentorEnzymes involved in plant polysaccharide biosynthesis
Weiss, Ryan, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorDept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGAMentorInvestigating the regulatory mechanisms of glycosylation using genomic, chemical, and genetic approaches with particular focus on the discovery of novel drugs and targets to treat human diseases.
Wells, Lance, Ph.D.Distinguished Research ProfessorDept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Adjunct Dept. of   Chemistry, UGAMentorO-Glycosylation in diabetes, cancer, and congenital muscular dystrophy
West, Chris, Ph.D.Head, ProfessorDept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGAMentorParasite glycobiology; glycosylation in the nucleus and cytoplasm
Woods, Robert, Ph.D.ProfessorDept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGA (joint) Dept of Chemistry, Nat’l University of Ireland, Galway, IrelandMentorDevelopmens of computational tools for studying glycan-protein interactions