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Carol C. Blackburn


Glycolipid-mediated cell adhesion: Gangliosides in neuronal recognition

Institute for Academic Advancement of Youth, The Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD

Brian E. Collins


Sialic acid binding immunoglobulin family member lectins: Binding specificities and functions

Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

James A. Mahoney


Ganglioside function in CNS myelin

Department of Defense, Fort Meade, MD

Alfred Malouf


Glutamate receptors on neuroblastoma cells

Dept. of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH

Niraj R. Mehta 2002- 2008 Nogo-receptor and gangliosides in myelin-associated glycoprotein-mediated axonal regeneration and protection Associate Director for Global Regulatory Policy, FDA/Office of the Commissioner, Silver Spring, MD
Andrea Mountney 2005-2010 Sialidase enhances recovery from spinal cord injury Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD

Timothy H. Murphy


Glutamate toxicity in a neuronal cell line

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Leila K. Needham


Sulfoglucuronyl lipids and complementary receptors in PNS myelin

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Leonardo Nimrichter 2001-2003 E-selectin ligands on human leukocytes Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jillian Prendergast 2007-2013 Ganglioside-interacting proteins in nerve cells Siamab Therapeutics, Newton, MA

Kathryn Sandberg


Cholinergic neurotoxin pharmacology

Depts. of Medicine and Physiology, Georgetown Univ. Med. Ctr., Washington, DC

Ji Sun 1997-2003

Ganglioside functions in axon-myelin stability and neurite outgrowth

Investigational Drug Service, UC San Diego Health System, San Diego, CA 

Michael Tiemeyer


Receptors for gangliosides in the CNS

Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Kevin M. Walton


Regulation of ganglioside expression

Center for Scientific Review (BDCN), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Ora A. Weisz


Rat hepatic lectin topography and cytoskeletal associations

Dept. of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Sch. of Med., Pittsburgh, PA

Lynda J.-S. Yang


Gangliosides and complementary lectins in cell-cell recognition

Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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