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Julianna F

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


biochemistry, biology, chemistry, neuroscience, neuropharmacology, organic chemistry, cell biology, scientific communication

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

The role of glycans in human health and disease

Glycans (sugars) are one of the main building blocks of life, along with proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids. But, compared to the other classes, glycans have been incredibly understudied. Where as proteins and DNA have advanced methods for sequencing and visualization, numerous limitations still persist with studying sugars. This project will give students the opportunity to learn about the incredible role of these complex molecules in human health and disease. Along with learning about their importance students can learn the different methods for studying glycans and how crucial they are for the proper function of drugs.

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