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Carolyn Bertozzi  

"Bringing Chemistry to Life"

On Wednesday, August 17, 2022,
the UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
will award the Glenn T. Seaborg Medal to

Carolyn R. Bertozzi
Baker Family Director, Sarafan ChEM-H
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Poster Session - Court of Sciences - 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Symposium - CS76 - 1:00 to 5:30 pm
Reception & Dinner - UCLA Covel Commons - 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Registration for the medal dinner is now closed. Registration is not required for the symposium and poster session, which are open to the public.

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2022 SYMPOSIUM SPEAKERS
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Frances Arnold Jennifer Prescher Alanna Schepartz Ellen Sletten
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Dr. Frances Arnold
California Institute of Technology
Dr. Jennifer Prescher
University of California, Irvine
Dr. Alanna Schepartz
University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Ellen Sletten
University of California,
Los Angeles
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Professor Carolyn Bertozzi Biography

Professor Carolyn Bertozzi is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical & Systems Biology and Radiology (by courtesy) at Stanford University, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Harvard University in 1988 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 1993. After completing postdoctoral work at UCSF 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 ChEM-H institute. 

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 on exploiting this information for the development of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, most recently in the area of immuno-oncology. 

Bertozzi has been recognized with many honors and awards for both her research and teaching accomplishments. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Some awards of note include the 2022 Wolf Prize in Chemistry, the Lemelson-MIT award for inventors, Whistler Award, Ernst Schering Prize, MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award, and Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award of the Protein Society. Her efforts in undergraduate education have earned her the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award and the Donald Sterling Noyce Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. 

About the Glenn T. Seaborg Medal
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The Glenn T. Seaborg Medal was established in 1987 by the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to honor individuals for their significant contributions to chemistry and biochemistry. The medal is awarded annually. The recipient is chosen by the UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Executive Committee. Dr. Seaborg's life, work and contributions are best characterized by one word - excellence.

To learn more, please read Dr. Seaborg's biography. For a list of previous Seaborg Medal recipients please visit the previous recipients webpage.
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Bertozzi has been recognized with many honors and awards for both her research and teaching accomplishments. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Some awards of note include the Lemelson-MIT award for inventors, Whistler Award, Ernst Schering Prize, MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award, and Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award of the Protein Society. Her efforts in undergraduate education have earned her the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award and the Donald Sterling Noyce Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.