Professor, School of Chinese Medicine
Tel: (852) 3411 2956
Prof. Zhang received his PhD degrees in Phytochemistry at Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a faculty member (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) at KIB during 1991 to 2002, and a research faculty member (Research Assistant/Associate Professor) in the College of Pharmacy, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) during 2003-2011. Prof. Zhang has published over 150 research articles in Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Journal of Natural Products, and other journals. Prof. Zhang is interested in finding natural lead compounds from the plants in Lingnan region; and in developing dietary supplements from traditional herbal medicines against different disease targets and pathogens such as cancer and viruses including SARS-CoV-2.
Main research interests
• Plant Natural Products
• Medicinal Chemistry
• Drug discovery and development
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