Professor, College of Science
Northwest AF University, China
I gained my PhD in organic chemistry at Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2003, studying structure and function of plant polysaccharides. Then I was a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University, in Dr Saul Roseman’s laboratory, the first laboratory to determine fine structure of sialic acid. In 2005, I continued my post-doctoral training followed by serving as an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, at Dr. Dennis L.Kasper’s laboratory where I have published two first-authored papers with good citations,one PNAS in 2008 and another Cell hostµbe in 2010. On my return to China in 2011, I was employed as a professor and set up my own laboratory at College of Science, Northwest A&F University. In 2011, I was honored as one of Shaanxi One-Hundred Talents and in 2012, I joined in the “Interdisciplinary Cooperation Team” Program for Science and Technology Innovation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Currently, our research is focused on the development of pharmaceutical carbohydrate candidates for infectious or immune diseases, diabetes and cancers.
1. Pharmacology in derivatives of glycosaminoglycans.
2. Mechanistic insights of T-dependent carbohydrate antigens (Zwitterionic polysaccharides) in immune response
3. Structure and Function of natural carbohydrate polymers.