Former Postdoc De-Wei Gao Begins his Independent Academic Career

Congrats to former postdoc Dr. De-Wei Gao on his appointment as an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Science and Technology at ShanghaiTech. De-Wei completed his Ph.D. at the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) under the mentorship of Prof. Shu-Li You. He was a Postdoc in the Engle lab from 2016ā€“2018, where he spearheaded our lab’s efforts in various aspects of copper catalysis. Since 2018, that time has been a Postdoc in the lab of Prof. Yi Tang at UCLA. Research in the Gao lab at ShanghaiTech will focus on selective synthesis of amino acids, peptides and proteins, the design of novel catalysts, and the development of biocompatible reactions.

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