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The Kiessling Group uses chemical biology to elucidate the biological roles of carbohydrates, with a focus on learning new mechanistic concepts.

Office

18-598

Administrative Assistant

Erin Erhart

Assistant Phone

617-258-8567

Laura L Kiessling

Novartis Professor of Chemistry

Research Areas

Office

18-598

Administrative Assistant

Erin Erhart

Assistant Phone

617-258-8567

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.