MIT Chemistry Directory

Laura L Kiessling

Professor

All cells on Earth possess a carbohydrate coat. Emerging evidence indicates that this coat serves as a critical conduit of information, but little is known at the molecular level. Elucidating how carbohydrates are assembled, how they are recognized, and how they function are issues at the scientific frontier. Using ideas and approaches that range from synthetic chemistry to cell biology, our research group is addressing the critical issues at this frontier. A summary of the key elements of our research program along with relevant references can be found below.

 

Contact Information

t: 6172586008
e: KIESSLIN@MIT.EDU

Office

18-598

Administrative Assistant

Christiana Kalfas
617-258-0973
ckalfas@mit.edu
18-593