Areas of Expertise
Carbohydrate Chemistry – Chemical synthesis, enzymatic synthesis, and methodology. Carbohydrate Application in immunology and drug discovery.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida
PhD in Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University
MS in Organic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, P. R. China
Professional Publications & Contributions
Lab Location: ISC-3560
Carbohydrate chemistry is an interdisciplinary field at the interface of chemistry and biology and mindsets of multidisciplinary collaboration are practiced in our research. While specialized in the chemical/enzymatic synthesis of carbohydrate molecules and methodology development, the research projects in the Li lab extent to their biological applications, especially in immunology and drug discovery. Here at UMB chemistry, the principles of green chemistry will also be integrated into our projects of methodology development.