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.