Glycoscience Training Program Faculty

Learn more about this training program by contacting Dr. Jon Amster ( or Dr. Bob Haltiwanger (, or by visiting the Glycoscience Training Program’s Website.

Administered by the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC). Funded by NIH and other sources, its focus is to train future Glycoscientists at the Chemistry/Biology interface. Supports 7-8 students each year, each student supported for 2 years. Trainees also receive travel funds.

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Amster, Jon

Jon Amster Professor Chemistry Structural analysis and characterization of glycosaminoglycans using mass spectrometry Website

Azadi, Parastoo

Parastoo Azadi Senior Research Scientist, CCRC Technical Director — Analytical Services, CCRC Structural analysis and hands-on training for all glycoconjugates using mass spectrometry and NMR Website

Bar-Peled, Maor

Maor Bar-Peled Associate Professor Plant Biology Molecular cell biology of the wall, Biofuel and BioEnergy, Golgi as model for System biology, Plant Immunity. Website

Barb, Adam W.

Adam W. Barb Associate Professor Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Our goal is to define the impact of protein post-translational modifications on structure and function in the immune system. Website

Boons, Geert-Jan

Geert-Jan Boons Professor Chemistry Website

Brindley, Melinda

Melinda Brindley Associate Professor Infectious Diseases Arenavirus glycoprotein structure and function; virus entry and membrane fusion; emerging virus-host interactions. Functional characterization of viral glycoproteins and host interactions. Website

Crich, David

David Crich Professor; Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Drug Design Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences; Chemistry Organic and medicinal chemistry; carbohydrate chemistry; glycomimetics; drug design and development with emphasis on multi-drug resistant infectious diseases Website

Edison, Arthur

Arthur Edison Professor GRA Eminent Scholar Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Genetics Metabolomics and systems biology of Caenorhabditis elegans using NMR, mass spec, and computational approaches. Website

Haltiwanger, Robert

Robert Haltiwanger Professor, GRA Eminent Scholar in Biomedical Glycosciences Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Neuroscience Role of glycosylation in regulating Notch signaling, assisting protein folding, and development. Website

Hines, Kelly M.

Kelly M. Hines Assistant Professor Chemistry Lipidomic and metabolomic analyses of antimicrobial resistant pathogens using ion mobility and mass spectrometry Website