Julie Leary

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Emeritus Professor


Molecular & Cellular Biology

Offices and Labs

130 Briggs Hall

Profile Introduction

My current research interests include: Structural characterization of proteoglycans and protein:carbohydrate binding partners involved in immunology and infectious disease; differentiation of Protein:Protein and Protein:Ligand complex conformations including proteomics as it applies to analysis of viral recruitment of the human ribosome/eukaryotic initiation factors and mapping of the protein modifications of the ribosomal protein subunits; investigation and characterization of inflammatory protein: glycosaminoglycan binding partners in rheumatoid arthritis.


1985 PhD Chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology


2010 Appointed Fellow to AAAS
2000 Biemann Award in Mass Spectrometry
1984 Eastern Analytical Grad Student Award
1977 Sigma Xi undergraduate award

Department and Center Affiliations

Professor, UC Davis Molecular and Cellular Biology
Faculty Scientist, Waters Corporation Centers of Innovation
OVCR Director, UC Davis Mass Spectrometry Facility


American Association for the Advancement of Science
Protein Society
American Society for Mass Spectrometry
American Chemical Society
Biophysical Society

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS