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Lance Wells

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Distinguished Research Professor and GRA Distinguished Investigator, Director of Integrated Life Sciences, Member of Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
Adjunct Professor of Chemistry
Georgia Cancer Coalition Scholar
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Post-doctoral Fellow Biological Chemistry, 2003
  • Emory University School of Medicine, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1998
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., Chemistry, 1991
Research Interests:

Congenital disorders of O-glycosylation (muscular dystrophy and intellectual disability), post-translational modification, viral spike proteins, cancer, mass spectrometry

Selected Publications:


Of note:

2012-2017       Georgia Research Alliance Lars G. Ljungdahl Distinguished Investigator, Endowed Position

2012-present   Editorial Board Member, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, ASBMB

2012-2017       Editorial Board Member, Journal of Biological Chemistry, ASBMB

2013-Present   Editorial Board Member, Glycobiology

2016               Molecular and Cellular Proteomics ASBMB Lectureship 

2019               Lamar Dodd Creative Research Award

2020               NIH ICI Study Section Member 


Articles Featuring Lance Wells
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 8:23am

Dr. Lance Wells, professor in the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, has been named a Distinguished Research Professor. His research provides a foundation for understanding the biological roles that O-glycan modifications of proteins play to increase…

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 8:51am

In late February, Dr. Lance Wells was officially awarded the title of "Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator"! We will release more news as it is forthcoming from GRA. Congratulations, Dr. Wells!

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 3:17pm

Hannah Stephen, one of our own Ph.D. candidates, has received the F30 Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver…

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