Mariana Barboza Gardner

Assistant Project Scientist

Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology

1996, BS and MS, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Naciocal de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2006, PhD, Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of California Davis,
Active Research Grants
Collaborator, Probiotics and the gut-brain axis, Melanie Gareau (Principal Investigator), NIH/NCCIH
Assistant Researcher, The incorporation of human milk oligosaccharides in brain glycoconjugates, Lebrilla, Carlito (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIGMS
Principal Investigator, The Role of Leptin Receptor Glycosylation in Leptin Resistance and Obesity, (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIDDK
Co-Investigator, Defining protective and disease-reducing immunity to Borrelia burgdorferi infection, Nicole Baumgarth (Principal Investigator), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Research Focus
Advance knowledge of carbohydrate (glycan) structures and biological roles of glycans both in human and disease.