李遠川 Lee, Yuan Chuan






  • B.S. & M.S., Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 1955 & 1957
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Iowa, USA, 1962
  • Assistant Professor, Biology, Johns Hopkins University, USA, 1965-1970
  • Associate Professor, Biology, Johns Hopkins University, USA, 1970-1974
  • Professor, Biology, Johns Hopkins University, USA, 1974-2010
  • Professor of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, USA, 2007-2010
  • Preceptor, Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI), Johns Hopkins University, USA, 2005-2016
  • Academy Professor, Johns Hopkins University, USA, 2011-present
  • Adjunct Professor, National Tsinghua University, Taiwan, 2005-present
  • Corresponding Professor, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica, 1996-present
  • Corresponding Professor, Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, 2016-present


  • Natl. Inst. Health Res. Career Devel. Award, 1972-1977
  • Jap. Soc. Adv. Sci. Fellowship, 1980-1981
  • Natl. Inst. Health MERIT Award, 1986-1995
  • Special Chair Lectureship (Acdemia Sinica), 1987
  • Yabuta Lectureship (Soc. Agri. Chem., Japan), 1990
  • Herbert Sober Lectureship Award, 1992
  • Academia Sinica, Academician, 1994-present
  • Distinguished Professor Award, Tokyo Inst. Technol., 1995
  • Natl. Inst. Health Fogarty Fellowship Award, 1995
  • C.H.Li Memorial Award, Academia Sinica, 1996
  • Claud S. Hudson Award, Amer. Chem. Soc., 2001
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Univ. of Iowa, 2005
  • Rosalind Kornfeld Award, Soc. of Glycobiology, 2011
  • Ameri. Soc. for Advancement of Sci. (AAAS) Fellow, 2016


  • Glycoconjugates (glycoproteins, glycolipids, proteoglycans)
  • Carbohydrates (analysis, synthesis)
  • Carbohydrate-protein interactions (lectins)
  • Glyco-nanotechnology


  • Amer. Chem. Soc. Biol. Chem. Div., 1965-present
  • Amer. Chem. Soc. Carbohydr. Div., 1965-present
  • Amer.Amer. Soc. Biochm. Mol. Biol., 1970-present
  • Chinese Biochem. Soc. (Taiwan), 1972-present
  • Japanese Biochem. Soc., 1981-2000
  • Amer. Soc. Cell. Biol., 1983-1990
  • Soc. Glycobiology (USA), 1965-present


  • Utratna M, Annuk H, Gerlach JQ, Lee YC, Kane M, Kilcoyne M, Joshi L. Rapid screening for specific glycosylation and pathogen interactions on a 78 species avian egg white glycoprotein microarray. Sci Rep. 2017;7(1):6477-88.
  • Schnaar RL, Lee YC. Discoveries of the structures of sialic acid and CMP-sialic acid (1957-1960): a letter from Saul Roseman. Glycobiology. 2017;27(6):513-7.
  • Herczeg M, Mezo E, Molnar N, Ng SK, Lee YC, Dah-Tsyr Chang M, Borbas A. Inhibitory Effect of Multivalent Rhamnobiosides on Recombinant Horseshoe Crab Plasma Lectin Interactions with Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. Chem Asian J. 2016;11(23):3398-413.
  • Ng SK, Huang YT, Lee YC, Low EL, Chiu CH, Chen SL, Mao LC, Chang MD. A Recombinant Horseshoe Crab Plasma Lectin Recognizes Specific Pathogen-Associated Molecular Patterns of Bacteria through Rhamnose. PloS one. 2014;9(12):e115296.