The Niu Group

research

Research

Carbohydrates play key roles in essentially all physiological and pathological processes. Not surprisingly, the investigation of carbohydrates has served as the most fruitful platform for understanding key biological processes and developing novel pharmaceuticals. However, the tremendous challenges associated with the procurement, identification, and structural manipulation of carbohydrates have hampered the exploration of this fundamental class of compounds. Our group attempts to address some of the most prominent challenges in the area of glycoscience by developing new reactions, new reagents, and new catalysts.