The Ronneberg Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Laura L. Kiessling, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, presenting “Us Versus Them: Carbohydrates as Microbial IDs.”
Kiessling received her undergraduate training in chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There she conducted undergraduate research in organic synthesis with Professor Bill Roush. She received her doctorate in chemistry from Yale University where she worked with Stuart L. Schreiber on the synthesis of anti-tumor natural products. Her postdoctoral training at the California Institute of Technology in the research group of Peter B. Dervan led her to explore the recognition of duplex DNA through triple helix formation. She began her independent career in the department of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991.