Professor Lai-Xi-Wang, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland, has been named a 2020 ACS Fellow. The ACS Fellows program was created by the ACS “to recognize members of the ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and society.” Professor Wang received his Ph.D. from the Shanghai Institute of Organic chemistry and carried out Postdoctoral studies at John Hopkins University (with Yuan C. Lee) and MIT (with Graham C. Walker).
In 2000 he joined the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he was promoted to full professor in 2009. In 2015, he moved to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland College Park. Prof. Wang’s research focuses on the development of chemoenzymatic approaches to homogeneous glycoprotein synthesis and chemical glycobiology. Prof. Wang has published over 200 papers and has won numerous awards, including the 2004 Young Investigator Award and the 2014 Wolfrom Award from the CARB Division.