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Weichu Xu
508-929-8294 wxu@worcester.edu
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Areas of Expertise

Bio

Generally Teaches: Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry

Research Summary: My research efforts have been directed toward the
synthesis of new drug-like organic compounds, including medicinal chemistry,
process development, and evaluation of the compounds with a focus of
understanding the mechanism of action in the living body.
We are currently working on the synthesis of the metabolites of an
antibacterial drug candidate for Clostridium Difficile, including an
evaluation of its activity and toxicity portfolio. We will also work on the
new method of development in synthesis of bioactive active compounds,
to evaluate the applications and to promote green chemistry disciplines.
We are also collaborating with UMass Medical School to design
biocompatible organic triplet-triplet annihilation upconversion (TTA-UC)
nanoparticles and develop upconversion thin-films.

Education
1989
Suzhou University
Chemistry Education
AA
1992
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Organic Chemistry
AA
1995
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Organic Chemistry
AA