Principal Investigator

Pamela Chang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Pamela Chang completed her S.B. in Chemistry with a minor in Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, where she developed chemical tools for imaging and profiling glycosylation in the laboratory of Carolyn Bertozzi. Pam received her postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Ruslan Medzhitov at the Yale University School of Medicine in the Department of Immunobiology, where she characterized the regulation of innate immunity by microbial metabolites, including short-chain fatty acids.

Currently, Pam is an Assistant Professor at Cornell University in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. At Cornell, Pam is a member of the Graduate Fields of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB), Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology (BMCB), Microbiology, and Biomedical and Biological Sciences (BBS). She is also a member of the Chemical Biology Interface (CBI) training program, the Cornell Center for Immunology, and the Cornell Institute for Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease (CIHMID).

Selected Awards

  • Scialog Fellow, Research Corporation for Science Advancement (2020)
  • NIH R35 Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) for Early Stage Investigators (2019)
  • Schwartz Travel Award (2018)
  • Beckman Young Investigator Award, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation (2017)
  • Affinito-Stewart Grant (2016)
  • Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011)
  • Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010)
  • American Chemical Society Predoctoral Fellowship (2008)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2005)


Photo credit: Jason KoskiHeader photo credit: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation