Joined Aug 17 2010
Univ. South Carolina
I received my BS degree in chemistry in 1992 from Tsinghua University, and obtained a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Tsinghua University in 1997 (supervisor: Prof. Yufen Zhao). After postdoctoral experiences with Prof. Manfred Schlosser at University of Lausanne (1997-1999) and Prof. M. G. Finn at the Scripps Research Institute (1999-2003), I started as an Assistant Professor at University of South Carolina in 2003, where I am currently the Robert L. Sumwalt Professor of Chemistry. My research interest focuses on creating 3D programmable scaffolds to probe the cellular activities. I am also interested in new bioconjugation chemistry and development of protein markers or enzyme inhibitors by combinatorial synthesis.