Post-Doc opening

The Guo lab has openings for two postdoctoral positions in carbohydrate chemistry and/or glycobiology.

Project: The projects to be involved are synthesis of complex glycolipids and their applications to biomedical sciences and biological studies of glycoconjugates, including their functions in cells and their applications to vaccine development. 

Educational Qualification: The candidates need to have a PhD in the field of synthetic organic chemistry or immunology/cell biology.  Candidates with experience in synthetic carbohydrate chemistry and glycobiology are preferred.  Interested candidates should send a formal application with CV and three letters of recommendation directly to Dr. Guo by email:

The positions are available immediately, and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  The salary and benefits will be decided based on qualifications.

The UF is an equal opportunity employer.

Welcome Selena! A new intern from Sorbonne University, France.

Welcome! Dr. Rajendra Mane! A new exchange scholar from University of Mumbai, India.

He got the SERB International Research Experience (SIRE) award_2022-2023 from Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India for 6 months with Prof. Zhongwu Guo, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, USA. He joined Prof. Z. Guo Group in Oct. 2022.

Congratulations!!! Dr. Qingjiang Li getting the academic position in University of Massachusetts, Boston! And all the best for your future endeavors…

Welcome Lucie! A new intern from Université Paul Sabatier, France.

Congratulations!!! Kendall

Kendall selected as a 2022 Sheridan Summer Fellowship, . Congratulations!!! once again Kendall.

Welcome Palak !!!

We welcome our new graduate student Palak Gupta (Masters in Medicinal Chemistry), from Chemistry Department. All the best!… Palak

Congratulation Prof. Z. Guo!!!

Professor Zhongwu Guo wins ACS Cabohydrate Division 2022 Melville L. Wolfrom Award!!!

Professor Zhongwu Guo, Steven M. and Rebecca J. Scott Chair, has received the ACS Carbohydrate Division 2022 Melville L. Wolfrom Award. This award recognizes one’s outstanding service and contributions to the field of carbohydrate chemistry.

Read more here

Congratulation Dr Mohit for successful Ph.D defense!

And all the best for your future work at Merck@pennsylvania as POST-DOC

Many congratulations to Brittany for successfully passing her PhD Viva!!! Very well done!

Brittany soon joining as a principal scientist at GSK @Houstan, wish you all the best ahead Brittany!!!

  • March 18, 2021

Welcome on to board Sayan….

Guo's group welcome our new graduate student Sayan 
Kundu (Masters in Chemistry), from biochem division. 
A warm welcome and lots of good wishes on becoming part of our growing team.

  • February 3, 2021
Congratulations!!! Laura, Fanran, and Tianqi  
Our work based on two-stage matching of experimental and reference MS/MS spectra developed for GSL characterization and glycolipidomics analysis is published in ACS Analytical Chemistry is now online. 
We congratulate our collaborators and all coauthors.

Read more here : Characterization of Glycosphingolipids and Their Diverse Lipid Forms through Two-Stage Matching of LC-MS/MS Spectra

  • January 4, 2021
Congratulations!!! Dr. Rajendra Rohokale and Qingjiang Li 
A diversity-oriented strategy developed for the synthesis of lacto-ganglio GSL, LcGg4, and its derivatives is published in Journal of Organic Chemistry and now online for readers.

Read more here : A Diversity-Oriented Strategy for Chemical Synthesis of Glycosphingolipids: Synthesis of Glycosphingolipid LcGg4 and Its Analogues and Derivatives

  • October 20, 2020
Congratulations!!! Mohit, Qingjiang Li and Xin Yan
Our new and exciting work to understand glycan mobility and organization in the cell glycocalyx using spin labeling technique is published in Chemical Science and now online, This article provides a proof-of-principle study to reveal mobility differences in various glycans and cell types, suggesting that a conjugation of MGE with EPR can be a powerful tool for the investigation of glycans on cells. 

Congratulation once again to our collaborators and all the co-authors. 

Read more here: A metabolically engineered spin-labeling approach for studying glycans on cells

  • October 19, 2020
Congratulations!!! Qingjiang Li, Mohit and Dr. Rajendra Rohokale 
The two-way diversification combining enzymatic glycan assembly and on-site lipid remodeling via chemoselective cross-metathesis and N-acylation was developed for glycosphingolipid (GSL) synthesis from simple glycoside is published in Organic Letters and now online.

Read more here : A Diversity-Oriented Strategy for Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Glycosphingolipids and Related Derivatives

  • October 6, 2020
Congratulations!!! Qingjiang Li
The book chapter on Synthesis of lipid A and its analogs and conjugates, published in Carbohydrate Chemistry: Chemical and Biological Approaches is now online.

Read more here: Synthesis of lipid A and its analogs and conjugates

  • September 22, 2020,
Congratulations!!! Brittany
The book chapter on Glycoconjugate Vaccines published in, Methods in Molecular Biology is now online.

Read more here: Oligosaccharide Antigen Conjugation to Carrier Proteins to Formulate Glycoconjugate Vaccines

  • September 5, 2020,

Congratulations!!! Mohit

Mohit selected as a 2020 V.T. and Louise Jackson Summer Fellow, He may recognize this name for professorship in our department and the Jackson’s continuing support. Congratulations once again Mohit well deserved and continue the good work.

  • Welcome new members, Qirui and Mohit, to join the group! 11/2016

  • The Guo lab has successfully relocated to UF, and labs are up and running now! 09/12/2016