We are interested in glycan-binding proteins (GBPs) and glycoconjugates (glycoproteins and proteoglycans).
There are four specific areas of research in our lab.
(1) Human lectin Galectin-3 and its interactions with glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans.
(2) Discovery of bioactive compounds from plants.
(3) New methods to detect and purify glycan-binding proteins (GBPs) and glycoconjugates.
(4) Structure-activity relationship of GBPs and glycoconjugates.
Research in the lab is supported by National Science Foundation and Michigan Technological University.