at Peking University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
​​​​the Jia Research Group
Prof. Yanxing Jia, Ph.D.
Principle Investigator

State Key Laboratory of Natural and Biomimetic Drugs
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University
38 Xue Yuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100191, P. R. of China

Telephone: +86-10-82805166

Suwei Dong, Ph.D.


1997.09-2002.06        Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China (Advisor: Prof. Yongqiang Tu)
1993.09-1997.06        B.Sc., Chemistry, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China


2020.01-present        Peking University Boya Distinguished Professor
2011.08-present        Professor, Peking University
2007.07-2011.07       Associate Professor, Peking University
2002.10-2007.06      Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (ICSN), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France (Advisor: Prof. Jieping Zhu)

Honors and Awards:

2019        The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars
2019        Chinese Pharmaceutical Association-Yiling Biomedical Innovation Award
2013        Asian Core Program Lectureship Award (Hongkong, Japan)
2011        2011 CAPA Distinguished Faculty Award (Chinese-American Chemistry & Chemical Biology Professors Association)
2010        Asian Core Program Lectureship Award (Thailand)
2009        “Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University”, Ministry of Education of China.
2008        Award for the Young Investigator in Medicinal Chemistry in China from Chinese Pharmaceutical Association and Institut de Recherches Internationals Servier
2002        The First-Class Award for Progress in Science and Technology of Gansu Province
1997        Outstanding Graduate Award, Lanzhou University
1997        Zhang Shu-Ming Outstanding Graduate Award, Lanzhou University

Selected Publications:

12. “Total Synthesis of (−)-Glaucocalyxin A”, Jiuzhou Guo, Bo Li, Weihao Ma, Mallesham Pitchakuntla, Yanxing Jia*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020,​​ 

59(35), 15195–15198. Angew. Chem. 2020, 132(35), 15307–15310.

11. “Enantioselective Total Syntheses of Pallambins A-D”, Xiwu Zhang, Xinxian Cai, Bin Huang, Lei Guo, Zhongrun Gao, Yanxing Jia*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58(38), 13380–13384. Angew. Chem. 2019, 131(38), 13514–13518.

10. “A Ten-Step Total Synthesis of Speradine C”, Haichao Liu, Lijun Chen, Kuo Yuan, Yanxing Jia*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58(19), 6362–6365. Angew. Chem. 2019, 131(19), 6428–6431.

9. “Eight-Step Total Synthesis of Phalarine by Bioinspired Oxidative Coupling of Indole and Phenol”, Lei Li, Kuo Yuan, Qianlan Jia, Yanxing Jia*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58(18), 6074–6078. Angew. Chem. 2019, 131(18), 6135–6139.

8. “Synthetic approaches to natural products containing a 2,3-dihydrobenzofuran skeleton”, Zhuang Chen, Mallesham Pitchakuntla, Yanxing Jia*. Nat. Prod. Rep. 2019, 36(4), 666–690.

7. “Divergent Strategy in Natural Product Total Synthesis”, Lei Li, Zhuang Chen, Xiwu Zhang, Yanxing Jia*. Chem. Rev. 2018, 118(7), 3752–3832.

6. “Ergot alkaloids: synthetic approaches to lysergic acid and clavine alkaloids”, Haichao Liu, Yanxing Jia*. Nat. Prod. Rep. 2017, 34(4), 411–432.

5. “Gram Scale Syntheses of (-)-Incarvillateine and Its Analogs. Discovery of Potent Analgesics for Neuropathic Pain”, Bin Huang, Fengying Zhang, Gang Yu, Yan Song, Xintong Wang, Meiliang Wang, Zehui Gong, Ruibin Su, Yanxing Jia*. J. Med. Chem. 2016, 59(8), 3953–3963.

4. “Protecting-Group-Free Enantioselective Synthesis of (-)-Pallavicinin and (+)-Neopallavicinin”, Bin Huang, Lei Guo, Yanxing Jia*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54(46), 13599–13603. Angew. Chem. 2015, 127(46), 13803–13807.

3. “Catalytic Asymmetric Total Synthesis of (-)-Galanthamine and (-)-Lycoramine”, Lei Li, Qiao Yang, Yuan Wang, Yanxing Jia*. Angew. Chem. Int. 

Ed. 2015, 54(21), 6255–6259. Angew. Chem. 2015127(21), 6353–6357.

2. “Intramolecular Larock Indole Synthesis: Preparation of 3,4-Fused Tricyclic Indoles and Total Synthesis of Fargesine”, Dong Shan, Yan Gao, Yanxing Jia*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52(18), 4902–4905. Angew. Chem. 2013,125(18), 5002–5005.

1. “Total Synthesis of (±)-Decursivine and (±)-Serotobenine: A Witkop Photocyclization/Elimination/O-Michael Addition Cascade Approach”, Hua Qin, Zhengren Xu, Yuxin Cui, Yanxing Jia*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50(19), 4447–4449. Angew. Chem. 2011, 123(19), 4539–4541.