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Name Xiaoqiang Wang
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Xiaoqiang Wang received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in physical chemistry from Wuhan University in 1987 and 1990, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. in molecular biology from Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China in 1993, and worked as a Research Assistant/Associate Professor at the same institute from 1993 to 1995. He worked as a research associate at University of Manchester, UK (1995-1996), and in Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (1996-1999). He was a research fellow in the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)/National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1999 to 2002. He moved to the Noble Foundation, Oklahoma, USA in 2002 and worked as assistant and associate professor. He joined the State Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemical Biology and College of Pharmacy at Nankai University in 2015. He is an editorial board member of “International Journal of Plant Biology & Research” and “Frontiers in Plant Metabolism and Chemodiversity”.

Dr. Xiaoqiang Wang’s research interests include natural product biosynthesis and protein structure and engineering, including biosynthetic enzymes, protein-RNA interaction, and protein-protein interaction. He first revealed molecular basis of glycosylation of natural products. His research is providing a basis for understanding the enzymatic mechanisms and biosynthetic processes, facilitating manipulation of enzymes and biosynthetic pathways toward bioactive natural products and drug discovery.Hehas published original research articles and review articles in the prestigious journals, e.g.,Cell, Science, Molecular Cell,Plant Cell, Nature Structural Biology,Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, J. Mol. Biology, Pharmaceutical Research,and Current Drug Metabolism.
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