November 4, 2002
Dr. Bertozzi to Speak at Drug Discovery Symposium
CHICAGO— Award-winning scientist Carolyn R. Bertozzi, PhD, of the University of California at Berkeley will be the keynote speaker for the seventh annual Northwestern University Drug Discovery Program Symposium from 4â€“5 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, in the Ward Building of The Feinberg School of Medicine, 303 East Chicago Avenue, Room 8-140. A reception will immediately following the lecture.
Her lecture will be preceded by the Drug Discovery Program scientific poster session from 2â€“3:30 p.m. in the Method Atrium of the Tarry Research and Education Building, 300 East Superior Street.
Dr. Bertozzi is professor of chemistry and molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley, head of the chemical biology department at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She also is co-founder of Thios Pharmaceuticals, a newly formed company in the San Francisco Bay Area focusing on drug development.
Dr. Bertozzi’s research spans the disciplines of chemistry and biology, with an emphasis on studies of cell surface glycosylation pertinent to cancer, inflammation, and bacterial infection. Her laboratory has identified new targets for therapeutic intervention and developed technologies for studying glycosylation changes in disease states. She and her laboratory group are working on the design of biomimetic materials for a variety of applications.
In addition to having published more than 100 scientific articles and holding several patents, Dr. Bertozzi has won a number of important scientific awards, including a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship; the Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award of the Protein Society; the American Chemical Society Award in Pure Chemistry; the Merck Academic Development Program Award; the Glaxo Wellcome Scholars’ Award; the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering; the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award; the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award; the Horace S. Isbell Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry; the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship; and the Donald Sterling Noyce Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.