Using innovative research tactics to decode the language of glycans

Breaking through historical limitations to discover new diagnosis opportunities

Decoding sugar messages to create new diagnostics and therapeutics

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | 1:00 pm PT/4:00 pm ET
Mia Lace Huang

Sugary molecules called glycans encapsulate our cells, serving as beacons to direct key biological activities, from tissue communication and growth to immune system activation. However, scientists have historically had limited ways to study glycans. In this Front Row lecture, Scripps Research associate professor Mia Huang will share the innovative tools her lab is using to decode the language of glycans. Her expertise in chemical biology is guiding the creation of new ways to diagnose or treat complex conditions, such as cancer and liver disease.