Professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi is the 2022 recipient of the renowned Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry. Dr. Bertozzi is a leading figure in the field of chemical biology who has made major discoveries about the nature of cell surface chemistry, especially the complex forest of sugar molecules that decorate these surfaces. Glycobiology, the branch of biochemistry that focuses on sugar molecules, would not have been possible without her innovative work. With this award, she is being recognized for her ground-breaking contributions to bioorganic chemistry and the development of bioorthogonal chemistry, all of which have instrumental applications in the study of human health and disease.
Carolyn R. Bertozzi