Our research lies at the interface of chemistry and biology, with an eye towards understanding, detecting, and treating human diseases. Current focus are cancer, inflammation, immune disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases.
- Similar to NASA’s using of orbiters and spacecrafts to explore unknown plants in the mysterious universe, we are interested in developing small molecule/protein-based probes to systematically dissect proteins in the human cell which are essential for the onset and relapse of diseases.
- We are also actively pursuing the design and synthesis of novel agents to detect important biomarkers of diseases, which could be used for tomorrow’s point-of-care diagnosis.
- Another important goal in our group is the development of therapeutics to treat human diseases. With our accumulated experience in drug development, we will carry out not only chemical synthesis but also in-house biological characterizations including cell assays and animal model studies.
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