Dr. Natasha Zachara is an assistant professor of biological chemistry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the role of nucleocytoplasmic glycosylation, O-GlcNAc, in cell survival and the cellular stress response. She serves as the co-director of the Graduate Program in Biological Chemistry.
She received her undergraduate degree in biotechnology from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She earned her Ph.D. from Macquarie University. She completed postdoctoral studies in glycobiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Zachara joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2005.
Prior to joining the Department of Biological Chemistry, Dr. Zachara was an assistant professor in the Division of Biomedical Sciences at Johns Hopkins Singapore.
She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including the Lorne Protein Structure and Function Young Scientist Award in 2006.