December 2017

Postdoctoral positions available

Two NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are available for highly motivated candidates to study glycosylation in cancer immunology in the laboratory of Prof. Peng Wu, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA.

Potential projects involve (1) elucidating the role of glycosylation in immunosuppressive networks in the tumor microenvironment, (2) determining the role of glycans in T-cell activation, memory formation and exhaustion, and  (3) developing strategies to boost activities of cytotoxicity T cells.

Successful candidates will have a recent Ph.D. in chemical biology, cell biology, immunology and experiences with murine models.  Training in multi-color flow cytometry, fluorescent imaging, T-cell or cancer immunology is a plus.

Interested candidates should send an application packet, including all of the following as a single PDF file by email to Dr. Peng Wu (

  1. Cover letter indicating current and future research interests;
  2. Expected starting date;
  3. Curriculum vitae;
  4. Brief summary of previous research experience (2-3 pages);
  5. Names and contact information for 3 references.


August 2016

Abu Defended.  Congratulations!

October 2015
Abu receives a Poster Prize Award at the European & International Chemical Biology Society symposium in Berlin, Germany. Congratulations!
May 2015


Albert Einstein College of Medicine Commencement
Avery Fisher Hall Lincoln Center
Sara graduated!


January 2015

Hao and Brian’s paper are reported in Chemical & Engineering News

Single Glycoproteins Caught In Motion


January 2015


Peng Speaks at the 2nd Scripps Alumni Symposium (with Prof. Paulson)


September 2014



Peng organizes Click Chemistry in Biology and Medicine: New Developments and Strategies at the New York Academy of Sciences
(at the reception with Prof. Jim Paulson and Prof. K. Barry Sharpless)