Julie A. Leary

Julie Leary

Position Title
Professor Emerita

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Biological Sciences
Department of Chemistry, College of Letters and Science

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.

Specialities / Focus

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Recognition

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Chemistry

Honors and Awards

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

    Professional Societies

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


    • 1985 PhD Chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology