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Lance Wells

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Distinguished Research Professor and GRA Distinguished Investigator, Associate Director of the Center for Molecular Medicine, 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

2021               Distinguished Research Professor of UGA

2024               President, Society for Glycobiology


Articles Featuring Lance Wells

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…

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!

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…

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