Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Ph.D., is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical & Systems Biology and Radiology at Stanford University, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She was elected to the Eli Lilly and Company board of directors in 2017.
She completed her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Harvard University in 1988 and her doctorate in chemistry from University of California, Berkeley, in 1993. After completing postdoctoral work at University of California, San Francisco, in the field of cellular immunology, she joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1996. In June 2015, she joined the faculty at Stanford University coincident with the launch of Stanford's Chemistry, Engineering & Medicine for Human Health (ChEM-H) Institute.
Professor Bertozzi's research interests span the disciplines of chemistry and biology with an emphasis on studies of cell surface glycosylation pertinent to disease states. Her lab focuses on profiling changes in cell surface glycosylation associated with cancer, inflammation and bacterial infection, and exploiting this information for development of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, most recently in the area of immuno-oncology. She has been recognized with many honors and awards for her research accomplishments.
She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been awarded the Lemelson-MIT Prize, the Heinrich Wieland Prize and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, among many others.