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Yiben Wang

Dr. Wang is part of the general chemistry and biochemistry instructional group, teaching both the lab and lecture. As an instructor, Dr. Wang's goal is to foster the development of his students' critical thinking skills so that they can become self-reliant learners. He also strives to connect chemistry to real world examples for the students in order to inspire them to understand and question all of the chemistry that occurs around them. 


Ph.D., Chemistry

University of Delaware


B.S., Chemistry

Virginia Commonwealth University




Chemical Education

Bacterial Peptidoglycan


Selected Publications


Post-synthetic modification of bacterial peptidoglycan using bioorthogonal N-acetylcysteamine analogs and peptidoglycan O-acetyltransferase B

Yiben Wang, Klare M. Lazor, Kristen Elizabeth DeMeester, Hai Liang, Tyler K. Heiss, and Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes
Journal of the American Chemical Society Just Accepted Manuscript

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b06820

yiben wang

Yiben Wang



Assistant Lecturer, Chemistry

Biddeford Campus

Decary Hall

(207) 602-2491

On Campus