Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry

About the Department


Carolyn Bertozzi is Women in Science Seminar Speaker

photo of Carolyn BertozziDr. Bertozzi received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1992 under the guidance of Dr. Mark Bednarski. She returned to Berkeley as a member of the faculty in 1996, where she is now Associate Professor of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, Department Head of Chemical Biology at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and a member of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Her current research focuses on enzymes that regulate the biological activity of glycoconjugates and on new methods for engineering the chemistry and biological recognition activity of cell surfaces. She has received many awards and fellowships, including MacArthur Fellowship known in the popular press as "genius awards."

Tuesday, October 23, 2001
4:45 p.m.
(Refreshments at 4:30 p.m.)
Professor Carolyn Bertozzi, University of California at Berkeley
Modulating Cell Surface Architecture by Metabolic Interference
Mellon Institute Conference Room

The luncheon with Dr. Bertozzi will be on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 12:30 in Mellon Institute Conference Room.


About the Women in Science Seminar program

The Women in Science Seminar (WISS) program, which is meant to highlight succesful women in science, was established and funded by the former Dean of the Mellon College of Science (MCS), Susan Henry, in 1998. The intention of the program is to provide an opportunity for the MCS graduate students, postdoctoral students, and undergraduate students to interact with female scientists who can serve as role models. In addition to a public research presentation, there is typically a luncheon and/or dinner held, open to all students in MCS, where the students can talk informally with the WISS speaker about her life as a scientist, as well as gaining advice on such topics as how to look for jobs and balancing a career and a family. Previous WISS speakers in the Department of Chemistry include Marye Anne Fox, Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at North Carolina State University; Jaleh Daie, Director of the Science Program at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; and Cynthia Burrows, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Utah.

October 2001