Chen Glyco Group

About out research:

Our research interests are at the interface of chemistry and biology with focus on carbohydrate chemistry and glycobiology. Our research group is trying to understand carbohydrate-related biological processes in the areas of human health, cancer, immunology, inflammation, bacterial and viral infection.

We use the combination of chemical and enzymatic approaches to synthesize and study biomedically important complex carbohydrates and glycoconjugates. We also use biochemistry and molecular biology tools to explore the structure-function relationship of the enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of carbohydrates and glycoconjugates.

Chen glyco group:


We are seeking graduate students and undergraduate students to join us!

Please contact Dr. Xi Chen ( for more information.

For a postdoc position, please contact Dr. Xi Chen with your CV attached.

In all cases, feel free to reach out lab members with any questions!


Chemistry building 212,
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616