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Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Speaker: Kamil Godula, UC San Diego
Talk Title: Chemical Methods for Tailoring Glycan Interactions at the Cell-Matrix Interface
Location: Chemla Room (67-3111)


Biography:

Dr. Kamil Godula is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Godula received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Columbia University in 2006 after which he became a Postdoctoral Associate at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, working with Dr. Carolyn R. Bertozzi.

Dr. Godula was awarded an NIH Pathway to Independence Award in 2011, and an NIH New Innovator Award in 2015. In 2017, Dr. Godula has been named an ACS PME Young Investigator, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and a Cottrell Scholar.

His research program in chemical glycobiology is broadly interested in gaining an understanding of how carbohydrates, or glycans, encode and transmit biological information at the boundary between cells and their environment. To achieve this objective, he is developing chemical and materials-based strategies to intercept, analyze and, ultimately, rewrite this information to accomplish desirable biological outcomes with an eye toward biomedical applications.