Faculty Members


Please note that now that the GTP has been funded, additional faculty will be given the opportunity to become members during fall, 2014.

Name/Degree(s) Rank Primary (& Secondary) Appointment(s) Role in Program Research Interest
Amster, I. Jonathan, Ph.D. Head, Professor Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia Mentor Development of mass spectrometric analyses of glycosaminoglycans
Avci, Fikri, Ph.D. Associate Professor Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGA Mentor Activation of the adaptive immune response against carbohydrate antigens
Bar-Peled, Maor, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGA Mentor Bacterial Bio-film biosynthesis and deposition
Boons, Geert-Jan, Ph.D. Professor Department of Chemistry, UGA Mentor, Co-P.I. Synthesis of glycans and glycoconjugates; vaccine development
Dalton, Stephen, Ph.D. Professor Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGA Mentor Regulation of embryonic stem cell differentiation down diverse lineages
Edison, Arthur, Ph.D. Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and Professor Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGA Mentor Metabolomics and Glycomics of C. elegans; new NMR spectroscopy technologies
Haltiwanger, Robert, Ph.D. GRA Eminent Scholar in Biomedical Glycoscience, Professor Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGA Mentor Notch signaling in early development and oncogenesis; protein folding
Harn, Donald , Ph.D. Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator and Professor Dept. of Infectious Diseases, UGA Mentor Glycans as inhibitors of innate immunity
Mensa-Wilmot, Kojo, Ph.D. Head, Professor Cellular Biology, and adjunct Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGA Mentor GPI-anchored glycoproteins; chemical biology applications to infectious disease
Mohnen, Debra, Ph.D. Professor Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGA Mentor Plant cell wall biosynthesis and production of improved plants
Moremen, Kelley W., Ph.D. Research Professor Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGA Mentor Biochemistry, molecular biology structural biology, and regulation of protein glycosylation
Pierce, J. Michael, Ph.D. Research Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGA Mentor, Co-P.I. Cancer and stem cell glycomics and glycomarkers; lectins in innate immunity
Prestegard, James H., Ph.D. Professor, Eminent Scholar Dept. of Chemistry (joint)Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGA Mentor NMR spectroscopy of glycan-protein interactions; new NMR technologies
Steet, Richard, Ph.D. Professor Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Adjunct Cellular Biology, UGA Mentor Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation; zebrafish models of diseases
Szymanski, Christine, Ph.D.  Professor Dept. of Microbiology UGA Mentor Bacterial glycosylation and bacteriophage glycan binding proteins
Tiemeyer, Michael, Ph.D. Professor Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGA Mentor Regulation of tissue-specific glycan expression in development and disease
Trent, Stephen, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor Dept. of Infectious Diseases, UGA Mentor Bacterial polysaccharide biosynthesis
Wang, Lianchun, Ph.D. Professor Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGA Mentor Heparan sulfate proteoglycan in vascular, stem cell and cancer biology
Wells, Lance, Ph.D. Professor Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Adjunct Dept. of   Chemistry, UGA Mentor O-Glycosylation in Diabetes, Cancer, and Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
West, Chris, Ph.D. Head, Professor Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGA Mentor Parasite Glycobiology; glyoregulation in the cytoplasm and nucleus
Woods, Robert, Ph.D. Professor Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGA (joint) Dept of Chemistry, Nat’l University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland Mentor Developments of Computational for studying glycan-protein interactions
York, William S., Ph.D. Professor Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyAdjunct Professor Dept of Computer Science and Plant Biology, UGA Mentor Plant cell wall structure/regulation/function; Glycoscience bioinformatics