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Bertozzi elected to IOM

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Carolyn Bertozzi
Professor Carolyn Bertozzi

October 18, 2011

Carolyn Bertozzi, the T.Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, has been named to the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the highest national honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Bertozzi is among 65 new members elected to the institute on October 17 in recognition of their outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. A second UC Berkeley faculty member, School of Public Health professor Barbara Abrams, was also elected. With the election of Abrams and Bertozzi, UC Berkeley now counts 13 institute members on its faculty.

Bertozzi’s lab focuses on profiling changes in the cell surface associated with cancer, inflammation and bacterial infection, and on exploiting this information for development of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. She joins Jennifer Doudna and Michael Marletta to bring the number of IOM member on the college faculty to three.

The IOM is unique for being structured as both an honorific membership organization and an advisory organization. Established in 1970 as the health branch of the National Academy of Sciences, the IOM has become recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues.

More Information

UC Berkeley press release

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Bertozzi Research Group

Bertozzi Faculty webpage