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
The Molecular Foundry
Material Sciences Division
Physical Biosciences Division

HHMIHoward Hughes Medical Institute



5.15.2014 - Check out Peyton, Sloan and Andrew's recent paper Imaging bacterial peptidoglycan with near-infrared fluorogenic azide probes. in PNAS. Congratulations on being featured in C&E News [link].

5.15.2014 - Check out Ellie's recent paper Chemoenzymatic Fc Glycosylation via Engineered Aldehyde Tags. in Bioconjugate Chemistry.

3.1.2014 - The lab welcomes are new graduate rotation students Sam Keyser, Rapeepat "Am" Sangsuwan, Olga Sokolovskaya and Yichi Su and our new undergraduate researcher Austin Gardner.

2.13.2014 - Check out Brendan's recent paper A Visualizable Chain-Terminating Inhibitor of Glycosaminoglycan Biosynthesis in Developing Zebrafish in Angewandte Chemie.

12.13.2013 - Congratulations to Carolyn on being elected to the National Academy of Inventors. Read more about it.

12.09.2013 - Check out Jason and Steve's recent paper Glycocalyx engineering reveals a Siglec-based mechanism for NK cell immunoevasion in Nature Chemical Biology.

11.21.2013 - Check out Brian's recent paper Imaging the glycosylation state of cell surface glycoproteins by two-photon fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy in Angewandte Chemie.