American Association for the Advancement of Science Honors Carolyn Bertozzi for Mentoring

Carolyn Bertozzi, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, has been awarded the Lifetime Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This award honors AAAS members who over the span of 25 or more years have mentored significant numbers of underrepresented students working toward the completion of a doctorate in STEM disciplines or looking to increase diversity of students pursuing and completing doctorates in STEM fields.

Dr. Bertozzi is being recognized for her contributions to mentorship and diversity in chemistry and chemical biology through her roles as an advisor to students and postdoctoral scholars in her lab and as a leader in scientific training programs.

“I am humbled and honored to receive this award, especially as a major career goal of mine has been to continuously improve as a mentor and help mold the next generation of scientists aiming to improve human health,” said Professor Bertozzi.

Dr. Bertozzi’s research has focused on profiling changes in cell surface glycosylation. She invented the field of biorthogonal chemistry, which allows researchers to chemically modify molecules within living systems without interfering with native biochemical processes.

Dr. Bertozzi received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Harvard University in 1988 and her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993. She joined the Berkeley faculty in 1996 and has taught at Stanford University since 2015.

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