Welcome to the Bertozzi Group

The Bertozzi Group studies cell surface interactions that contribute to human health and disease with specific projects in the areas of cancer, inflammation and bacterial infection. We use the techniques of organic synthesis, genetics, and biochemistry as tools to study and manipulate complex cellular processes. Much of our research involves cell surface oligosaccharides, biopolymers that contribute to cell surface recognition and cell-cell communication. In addition to our work in the chemical biology of glycosylation, we have a program in biomaterials centered at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

UC SealUniversity of California, Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

LBNLLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Material Sciences Division
Physical Biosciences Division

HHMIHoward Hughes Medical Institute



5.31.2015 - The lab says goodbye to Chelsea, best of luck at GoogleX.

5.29.2015 - The lab says goodbye to our wondergrads - Vivian, Amber, Julia and Arjun, best of luck in gradschool at Scripps, Hopkins, Stanford and Stanford, respectively.

5.17.2015 - The lab says goodbye to Paresh, best of luck at GoogleX.

5.16.2015 - Congratulations to our newest PhDs: Dr. Chelsea Gordon, Dr. Paresh Agarwal and Dr. Lauren Wagner. Congratulations to our graduating undergrads: Arjun, Amber, Vivian and Julia.

5.1.2015 - Check out Peyton, Vivian and Brendan's paper CalFluors: A universal motif for fluorogenic azide probes across the visible spectrum. in J. Am. Chem. Soc.

4.20.2015 - Check out Christina, David and Kanna's paper Isotope-targeted glycoproteomics (IsoTaG): a mass-independent platform for intact N- and O-glycopeptide discovery and analysis. in Nat. Methods.

4.16.2015 - Congratulations to former Bertozzian grad student Prof. Ellen Sleten on accepting a faculty position at UCLA [ link ].

4.15.2015 - Check out Sloan and Arjun's paper Host actin polymerization tunes the cell division cycle of an intracellular pathogen. in Cell Rep.

1.27.2015 - The lab says goodbye to our lab manager Olga Martinez, best of luck at Catalent. Hope our paths cross again soon.

1.12.2015 - The lab welcomes our newest Post Doctoral fellows Rachel Willand-Charnley and Junwon Choi.

12.20.2014 - The lab says goodbye to Prof. Sloan Siegrist, best of luck setting up your new lab at UMass Amherst.

10.2.2014 - The lab welcomes undergrad researcher Ethan to the lab.

9.26.2014 - ACS Central Science names Carolyn its founding editor. [Berkeley Announcement] [C&E News]

9.22.2014 - The lab says goodbye to Megumi, best of luck on your Fulbright in Japan.

8.14.2014 - Congratulations to our newest Ph.D.'s, Dr. Lissette Andrés & Dr. Brian Belardi.

8.10.2014 - The lab says goodbye to Brian, best of luck in your post doctoral research in Prof. Dan Flectcher's lab.