Professor Kiessling is no longer taking students at UW-Madison.
All cells on Earth possess a carbohydrate coat. Emerging evidence indicates that this coat serves as a critical conduit of information, but little is known at the molecular level. Elucidating how carbohydrates are assembled, how they are recognized, and how they function are issues at the scientific frontier. Using ideas and approaches that range from synthetic chemistry to cell biology, our research group is addressing the critical issues at this frontier.
Awards and Honors
|Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic or Bioorganic Chemistry, American Chemical Society||2014|
|Member, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters||2007|
|Member, National Academy of Sciences||2007|
|Member, American Academy of Microbiology||2007|
|Structures of Xenopus Embryonic Epidermal Lectin Reveal a Conserved Mechanism of Microbial Glycan Recognition. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2016;291:5596-5610..|
|Fidelity and Promiscuity of a Mycobacterial Glycosyltransferase. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2016;138:9205-9211..|
|Carboxylate Surrogates Enhance the Antimycobacterial Activity of UDP-Galactopyranose Mutase Probes. Acs Infectious Diseases. 2016;2:538-543..|
|Forces of Change: Mechanics Underlying Formation of Functional 3D Organ Buds. Cell Stem Cell. 2015;16:453-454..|
|Recognition of microbial glycans by human intelectin-1. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. 2015;22:603-610..|