Lab Affiliates



Glycobiology Research and Training Center
University of California San Diego
UCSD School of Medicine

Associate Director

Center for Academic Research and Training
in Anthropogeny (CARTA)
University of California San Diego

Faculty Coordinator

Faculty of Anthropogeny
University of California San Diego


Stevan Springer

Postdoctoral Researcher

Miriam Cohen

Postdoctoral Researcher and Assistant Project

Medical Writer

Arbor Scientia Group
1930 Plomar Point Way, Suite 103
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Hadeel Matti

Undergraduate Student

Hooman Senaati​

Undergraduate Student

Fang Ma

Postdoctoral Researcher (2009-2013)
Sialic acids in fertilization and infertility

Associate Professor

1. Sichuan University - The Chinese University of Hong Kong Joint Laboratory for Reproductive Medicine, Key Laboratory of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Pediatric Diseases and Birth Defects of Ministry of Education, West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China,610041
2.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu,China, 610041

​Darius Ghaderi

Postdoctoral Researcher (2007-2009)
Neu5Gc in fossils and fertilization

Project Leader at Rentschler Biotechnologie GmbH

Hae Sook (Rachel) Kim

Undergraduate Volunteer (2011)
Protective effect of host mucins against viruses

Frédéric Chatigny

Veterinary volunteer (2014)
Glycan Profiling of Polycysctic Ovary Syndrome patients


Steven Lindheim
We collaborate on understanding the effect of the non-human sialic acid N-Glycolylneuraminic acid and antibodies directed against this xenoglycan on human fertility.

Ajit Varki
We collaborate on exploring the roles of sialic acids in immunity, sialome evolution in the context of host pathogen co-evolution.

Nissi Varki
We collaborate on ways to document sialic acid variants and their different types of glycosidic linkages in mammalian tissues.

Biswa Choudhury
We collaborate on characterization of glycan composition and mass spectrometry.

Elina Zuniga
We collaborate on testing the effect of glycan mismatches between LCMV viral envelope glycans, mouse glycans and anti-glycan antibodies on infection in vivo.

Robert (Chip) Schooley
We collaborate on Influenza A virus interaction with sialylated host mucins.

Ed Green
We collaborate on hybrid primate genomes.

Evan Eichler
We collaborate on sequencing the genomes of all chimpanzee sub-species.

Kathy Hanley
We collaborate on Influenza A virus and avian host interactions.

Estella Poloni
We collaborate on studying chimpanzee N-acetyl-transferase 1 gene diversity.

Andrew Smith
We collaborate on human and chimpanzee sperm methylation profiles.

Walter Boyce
We collaborate on avian and seal influenza A viruses.

Pradipta Ghosh
We collaborate on mammalian sperm capacitation and associated signaling.

Garry Cherr
We are collaborating on sperm betadefensins.