Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry


Gin, David Y.

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David Gin received his BSc in Chemistry at the University of British Columbia in 1989, where he performed summer undergraduate research under the direction of Prof. Tom Money. In 1989, he began his graduate studies in synthetic chemistry at the California Institute of Technology under the direction of Prof. Andrew Myers. After taking his PhD in 1994, he held a two-year NSERC postdoctoral appointment at Harvard under the guidance of Prof. E. J. Corey. Gin began his independent academic career in 1996 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he remained for 10 years in the Chemistry Department, establishing a research program in natural product synthesis and reaction methodology development. In 2006, he moved his laboratory to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he is currently Member and Tri-Institutional Professor. Gin’s research program focuses on the chemical synthesis of complex carbohydrates and bioactive alkaloids. Specific areas of his research program include the development of glycosylation reactions for the synthesis of novel adjuvants for cancer and infectious disease vaccines, as well as the development of hetero-annulation reactions for the synthesis of anti-tumor and anti-viral alkaloids.

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