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



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 at 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.

7.21.2014 - The lab says goodbye to Anthony, best of luck.

6.27.2014 - The lab says goodbye to Karen Carkhuff who retired after 14 years with the Bertozzi Lab.

6.2.2014 - The lab welcomes chemistry graduate student Fred Tomlin to the lab.

6.2.2014 - The lab welcomes undergrad researchers Sean & Ryan to the lab.

5.30.2014 - The lab says goodbye to Gabi and Ellie, best of luck.

5.18.2014 - Congratulations to our newest Ph.D.'s, Dr. Brendan Beahm, Dr. Gabriela de Almeida, and Dr. Ellie Smith.