Dr. Linda Hsieh-Wilson is currently the Milton and Rosalind Chang Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology. She was born in Bronx, New York and obtained her BS degree magna cum laude in chemistry from Yale University. In 1996, she received her PhD in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, where she was a National Science Foundation predoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Professor Peter Schultz. She then moved to The Rockefeller University to study neurobiology with the late Professor and Nobel Laureate Paul Greengard as a Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell postdoctoral fellow. Linda joined the faculty at the California Institute of Technology in 2000, where she became an associate professor of chemistry in 2006 and full professor in 2010. She is currently the Milton and Rosalind Chang Professor of Chemistry at Caltech.
Linda and her lab have pioneered the application of organic chemistry to understand the roles of carbohydrates and protein glycosylation in the brain. Her honors include a Beckman Young Investigator Award (2000), Research Corporation Research Innovation Award (2000), Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (2003), Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry (2006), Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award (2008), Gill Young Investigator Award in Neuroscience (2009), and Horace S. Isbell Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry (2014). She is a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.