Wakarchuk Lab

The Wakarchuk Lab for GlycoSciences


The Wakarchuk lab is an inclusive and welcoming community

Glycobiology Lab

The Wakarchuk lab for glycobiology is studying how glycosylation of various molecules plays a role in biology, or how to harness it for developing new therapeutics.

We have a toolbox for this research that includes: recombinant protein expression and engineering; glycosyltransferase expertise for the in vitro and in vivo synthesis of glycoconjugates; HPLC based analytical methods; basic carbohydrate chemistry to produce our own assay substrates for many different glycosyltransferases; and experience with glycoside hydrolases for biomass degradation and health related research. The Wakarchuk lab is always looking for motivated people to develop our research areas.