Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of South Carolina, USA
Professor Qian Wang received his BS degree in chemistry in 1992 from Tsinghua University. He obtained a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Tsinghua University in 1997 (supervisor: Prof. Yufen Zhao). After postdoctoral experiences with Prof. Manfred Schlosser at University of Lausanne (1997-1999) and Prof. M. G. Finn at the Scripps Research Institute (1999-2003), he started as an Assistant Professor at University of South Carolina in 2003, where he is currently the Robert L. Sumwalt Professor of Chemistry. The overall research objective of Dr. Wang’s laboratory focuses on using chemical biology tools to probe intracellular activities and the development of hierarchically structured nanomaterials to study the cooperative response of cells to extracellular matrixes. Professor Wang published over 170 publications in peer reviewed journals and maintained an active research program with external funding from NSF, DoE, DoD, and NIH. Over the past 9 years, he has supervised over 30 graduate students, 26 postdoctoral research fellows and over 60 undergraduate students. He has received numerous awards, including NSF CAREER Award (2008), the Alfred P. Sloan Research Scholar Award (2008), the Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award (2008), the CAPA Distinguished Junior Faculty Award (2008), NSF American Competitiveness Fellow Award (2009), the South Carolina Governor’s Young Scientist Award (2009), the USC Rising Star Award (2010), and the AAAS Fellow (2013).
Research interests include Bioconjugation chemistry; self-assembly of nanomaterials; bionanoparticle chemistry; synthesis of fluorescent compounds; 3D cell culturing.