Xuefei Huang

Xuefei  Huang
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • Chemistry


Xuefei Huang, professor of chemistry, is one of the top carbohydrate chemists in the world. Carbohydrates play important roles in many biological processes such as inflammation, tumor metastasis, and bacterial and viral infections. Building on his strength in synthetic chemistry, Huang takes a multi-disciplinary approach to study this important class of molecules. His research encompasses several areas including synthetic organic chemistry, nanoscience and chemical immunology.

Huang received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University in New York City. He was an associate professor at the University of Toledo just prior to joining MSU in 2008. He was promoted to full professor in 2012.

Huang has published more than 100 publications on his research. His awards and honors include being a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and a 2016 recipient of the Melville L. Wolfrom Award from the ACS for outstanding service to the ACS Carbohydrate Division and to the field of carbohydrate chemistry.