Laura L. Kiessling, Novartis Professor of Chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been elected an Advisor to the Dreyfus Foundation. Kiessling’s research group uses chemical biology to elucidate the biological roles of carbohydrates, with a focus on learning new mechanistic concepts. Kiessling is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Academy of Microbiology, the American Philosophical Society, and National Academy of Sciences. She is the founding Editor-In-Chief of the journal ACS Chemical Biology. She is an author of over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles, and an inventor on more than 28 U.S. patents. She has advised approximately 100 graduate students and postdoctorates. Her many awards and honors include the Centenary Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2019), the Tetrahedron Prize (2018), the Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic or Bioorganic Chemistry (2014), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2008), a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (1999), and a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (1996). To learn more about her research, see

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