Julie A. Leary

Julie Leary

Position Title
Professor Emerita

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Department of Chemistry

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