Joined Mar 1 2015
University of California-Davis, CA, USA
Xi Chen received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Xiamen University in 1994 and her Ph.D. degree in Biological/Organic Chemistry from Wayne State University in 2000. She worked in Neose Biotechnologies, Inc. for two and a half years before joined the faculty as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California-Davis in August 2003. She was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2008 and to Professor in 2011. Her research group is interested in developing novel chemoenzymatic methods for synthesizing and studying complex carbohydrate-containing structures.