Dr Leon Guo-Liang Lu

PhD, Nankai


Guo-Liang (Leon) Lu obtained his PhD degree in organic chemistry from Nankai University under Professor Li-Cheng Song's supervision. He worked as an associate professor at Hebei Normal University and then a visiting scholar at Hong Kong Baptist University before taking a postdoctoral position with Professor Warren Roper FRS and Professor James Wright in the School of Chemical Sciences, the University of Auckland. He was appointed as a research fellow of the Centre in 2004. Currently, his research interest is the development of anticancer drugs, including antibody-drug conjugate (ADC), hypoxia-activated prodrug (HAP) and metal-based drug (MBD), and anti-TB drug. He has more than 70 journal articles published and six patents as a co-inventor.    

Research | Current

  • Organometallics
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Drug Design
  • Cancer Research

Areas of expertise

  • Organometallics
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Drug Design
  • Cancer Research

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Lu, G.-L., Tong, A. S. T., Conole, D., Sutherland, H. S., Choi, P. J., Franzblau, S. G., ... Denny, W. A. (2020). Synthesis and structure-activity relationships for tetrahydroisoquinoline-based inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 28 (22)10.1016/j.bmc.2020.115784
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Choi, Bill Denny
  • Liu, M., Sharma, M., Lu, G.-L., Yin, N., Gailani, M. A., Sreebhavan, S., & Wen, J. (2020). Preformulation studies of l-glutathione: physicochemical properties, degradation kinetics, and in vitro cytotoxicity investigations. Drug development and industrial pharmacy, 46 (5), 717-731. 10.1080/03639045.2020.1752708
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/51387
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Marvin Mengyang Liu, Manisha Sharma, Jingyuan Wen
  • Yan, X., Dong, Q., Li, Y., Meng, L., Hao, Z., Han, Z., ... Lin, J. (2020). Aerobic oxidation of primary benzylic amines to amides and nitriles catalyzed by ruthenium carbonyl clusters carrying N,O-bidentate ligands. Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 49 (11), 3480-3487. 10.1039/d0dt00045k
  • Liu, K., Zhang, J., Huo, S., Dong, Q., Hao, Z., Han, Z., ... Lin, J. (2020). Highly efficient oxidation of alcohols catalyzed by Ru(II) carbonyl complexes bearing salicylaldiminato ligands. INORGANICA CHIMICA ACTA, 50010.1016/j.ica.2019.119224
  • Zong, S., Liu, K., Yue, X., Hao, Z., Ma, Z., Han, Z., ... Lin, J. (2019). Ruthenium carbonyl complexes supported by pyridine-alkoxide ligands: synthesis, structure and catalytic oxidation of secondary alcohols. NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 43 (35), 13947-13953. 10.1039/c9nj03222c
  • Su, D., Chen, J., Cosino, E., Dela Cruz-Chuh, J., Davis, H., Del Rosario, G., ... Kamath, A. V. (2019). Antibody-Drug Conjugates Derived from Cytotoxic seco-CBI-Dimer Payloads Are Highly Efficacious in Xenograft Models and Form Protein Adducts In Vivo. Bioconjugate chemistry, 30 (5), 1356-1370. 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00133
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Moana Tercel
  • Giddens, A. C., Lee, H. H., Lu, G.-L., Miller, C. K., Guo, J., Lewis Phillips, G. D., ... Tercel, M. (2016). Analogues of DNA minor groove cross-linking agents incorporating aminoCBI, an amino derivative of the duocarmycins: Synthesis, cytotoxicity, and potential as payloads for antibody-drug conjugates. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 24 (22), 6075-6081. 10.1016/j.bmc.2016.09.068
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48826
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Moana Tercel, Ho Lee, Anna Giddens
  • Lu, G. L., Tercel, M., Giddens, A. C., Lee, H. H., Bonnet, M., Denny, W. A., ... Stabenb, L. R. (2016). Arming antibodies with DNA cross-linking agents derived from the duocarmycins. Paper presented at EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry, Manchester, UK. 28 August - 1 September 2016. EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry Book of Abstracts.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32939
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Moana Tercel, Anna Giddens, Bill Denny


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