The Skills Development Core will provide mentored research experiences including hands-on and didactic training in basic glycosciences, with clinical correlations and biotechnology applications. The ultimate objective is to increase the number of highly trained and highly committed investigators pursuing careers in the glycosciences in academia, medicine, or the private sector. Towards this goal, Core A will train four to six Fellows at any one time and will also help mentor three junior faculty with interests in areas related to the glycosciences. Dr. Jeffrey D. Esko, Leader for Project 3, will also lead Core A with support through the existing infrastructure of the Glycobiology Research and Training Center at UCSD.
Recruiting of Fellows
Web and printed advertisements; distribution of materials at meetings and universities
Junior Faculty Development
Engage four junior faculty at UCSD with interests in glycosciences.
Existing collaborations; Technical training in the various PEG Cores; Workshops
- Current Literature in Glycobiology (Required each quarter) (BIOM246/CMM246/MED246, 1 unit)
- Advanced Glycobiology (BIOM222/CMM225/MED225/CHEM237/BGGN236, 4 units)
- Pathogens and Host Defense: Microbial Pathogenesis (BIOM253, 3 units, Spring Qtr)
- Pathogens and Host Defense: Immunology (BIOM253, 3 units, Winter Qtr)
- Practical Histopathology in Mouse Models of Human Disease: Guides to Phenotyping the Genetically Altered Mouse (PATH234/MED234/BIOM238/BGGN234, 2 units)
- Molecular Biology of the Cardiovascular System (MED238/BE238, 4 units, Winter Qtr)
- Mouse Models for Human Disease (BIOM227/PATH223, 2 units)
Seminars, Symposia and Scientific Meetings; Create GlycoSphere: A web portal for glycoscientists.
Courses in professional development, ethics, and lab management skills; Translational Research seminar series; Intellectual property and Technology Transfer