Kevin J. Yarema was born in Williams Lake, British Columbia, in 1965. After completing an undergraduate degree in bioengineering at Walla Walla College (now Walla Walla University, College Place, WA), he went on to receive a PhD degree in biological chemistry under the direction of John Essigmann at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Carolyn Bertozzi at the University of California (Berkeley) where he specialized in chemical biology approaches for manipulating glycosylation in living cells. He is now an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering department at the Johns Hopkins University, where he is pursuing systems biology approaches for determining the role of glycosylation in health and disease and developing applications – such as for cancer treatment, stem cell engineering, and biomanufacturing– for metabolic oligosaccharide engineering methodologies.

Education History

  • Ph.D. Biological Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Work Experience

Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University