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Gerald W. Hart

GERALD WARREN HART, PhD is Professor and Director of Biological Chemistry at Johns Hopkins. He has served as the Director of the Department of Biological Chemistry for ~20 years. He is an Associate Editor of J. Biological Chemistry and of Molecular and Cellular Proteomics and an Editor of BBRC. He founded the journal Glycobiology in 1989, now the leading journal in the field, and served as its Editor-In-Chief for 12 years. Hart’s lab discovered O-GlcNAcylation; he co-led elucidation of GPI anchor biosynthesis with Paul Englund’s group, and his lab documented the importance of protein structure for N-glycosylation. His lab discovered the extensive crosstalk between O-GlcNAc and phosphorylation, which regulates transcription and signaling and underlies the etiology of diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer.