Welcome to the Guo Research Group at the Department of Chemistry, University of florida!
Our research focus is at the interfaces of organic synthesis, carbohydrate chemistry, glycobiology, glycoimmunology, and drug discovery. Our major research interests are centered on the development of new synthetic methodologies for carbohydrates, glycopeptides and glycolipids, chemical and chemoenzymatic synthesis of natural and unnatural glycans and glycoconjugates, their applications to biology and medicine, investigation of molecules on the cell surface for the discovery of new molecular markers, and development of novel therapeutics for cancer and other diseases.
While students and postdocs in the Guo Lab can be concentrated on any research project from pure organic synthesis to pure biology or at the interface of chemistry and biology, they all are exposed to both fields daily. Thus, they can learn and master a wide scope of knowledges and techniques in chemistry and biology. Students who are interested in organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and enzymology, or interdisciplinary research, will enjoy research in the Guo Lab.