Jian Liu, PhD

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Associate Professor
Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry


UNC School of Pharmacy
Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
CB # 7568
Beard Hall, Room 303C
Chapel Hill , NC 27599-7568
(919) 843-6511

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Glycobiology Laboratory


2010 lab group picThe Glycobiology Laboratory was established in July of 2000. We are interested in understanding the biosynthesis of heparan sulfate polysaccharides and developing an enzymatic approach to synthesize polysaccharide-based therapeutic agents. This laboratory is currently supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.

Research goals

Develop a novel method to synthesize anticoagulant Heparin drug and antiviral drugs by targeting the biosynthesis of Heparan Sulfate.

Dr. Liu on CNN

Dr. Liu was interviewed on CNN in 2008 for a story about contaminated heparin in the U.S.

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