Skip to main content


Glycans (i.e., simple or complex carbohydrate-based biomolecules) are the building blocks of all cellular systems on our planet. However, unlike advances made in the fields of DNA, RNA, or protein-based biotechnology, the field of carbohydrate-centric biotechnology has lagged far behind. Therefore, researchers at 3GEL or Glycans, Glycoconjugates, and Glycan-Active Enzymes Engineering Laboratory at Rutgers University, led by Dr. Shishir Chundawat, are interested in the development of novel biotechnology and bioengineering tools to enable sustainable utilization of renewable biomass, with a focus on glycans, for various energy, food, health, and advanced materials-related applications.

Contact us here to learn about openings in 3GEL.