Carolyn Bertozzi

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Carolyn Bertozzi
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Bertozzi in 2011
Born
Carolyn Ruth Bertozzi

(1966-10-10) October 10, 1966 (age 56)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Education
Known forBioorthogonal chemistry
RelativesAndrea Bertozzi (sister)
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry
Institutions
ThesisSynthesis and biological activity of carbon-linked glycosides (1993)
Doctoral advisorMark D. Bednarski
Doctoral students
InfluencedKristi Kiick

Carolyn Ruth Bertozzi (born October 10, 1966) is an American chemist. She is known for creating the term "bioorthogonal chemistry"[2] for chemical reactions with living systems.[3] She is a professor at Stanford University.[4]

Bertozzi is also an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)[5] and is the former Director of the Molecular Foundry.

Bertozzi was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, jointly with Morten P. Meldal and Karl Barry Sharpless.

She is openly lesbian.[6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Prescher, Jennifer Ann (2006). Probing Glycosylation in Living Animals with Bioorthogonal Chemistries (PhD thesis). University of California, Berkeley. OCLC 892833679. ProQuest 305348554.
  2. "Carolyn R. Bertozzi". HHMI.org. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  3. "Carolyn Bertozzi | Department of Chemistry". chemistry.stanford.edu. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  4. Adams, Amy. "Stanford chemist explains excitement of chemistry to students, the public". Stanford News. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  5. "Carolyn Bertozzi honored by GLBT organization". UC Berkeley News. February 27, 2007. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  6. Cassell, Heather (February 22, 2007). "Two Bay Area gay scientists honored". Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved October 5, 2022.
  7. "NOGLSTP to Honor Bertozzi, Gill, Mauzey, and Bannochie at 2007 Awards Ceremony in February". NOGLSTP. Retrieved February 19, 2019.