2012.9 — 2016.6  Bachelor in chemistry, Nankai University, China

PI: Dr. Zhen Xi

2015.9 — 2016.1  Research associate, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

PI: Dr. David Giedroc


Riyao joined Chen lab since winter 2016. His research interests are the Neisseria meningitides glycosyltransferase synthesizing capsular polysaccharide and enzymatic synthesis of  capsular polysaccharide.

1. Santra A, Li Y, Ghosh T, Li R, Yu H, *Chen X. Regioselective one-pot multienzyme (OPME) chemoenzymatic strategies for systematic synthesis of sialyl Core 2 glycans. ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 211-215. PMID: 31304048. PMCID: PMC6625783. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b04231
2. †Li Y, †Li R (co-first author), Yu H, Yu H, Sheng X, Wang J, Fisher AJ, *Chen X. Enterococcus faecalis 1–2-mannosidase (EfMan-I): an efficient catalyst for glycorprotein N-glycan modification. FEBS Lett. 2020, 594, 439-451. †These authors contributed equally. PMID: 31552675. DOI: 10.1002/1873-3468.13618
3. Li R, Yu H, Muthana SM, Freedberg DI, *Chen X. Size-controlled chemoenzymatic synthesis of homogeneous oligosaccharides of Neisseria meningitidis W capsular polysaccharide. ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 2791-2798. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b05597