Dr. Shanzhi Wang joined St. John’s University in the Fall of 2022 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Prior to Joining St. John’s, Dr. Wang served as Assistant Professor at University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2016–22). Dr. Wang earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University.
His research focuses on drug development using chemistry and biology tools. The Wang group studies enzyme chemical mechanisms for small molecule inhibitor developments. In addition, the Wang group is working closely with experimental biology and bioinformatics labs to create new therapeutic proteins (not antibodies) through protein engineering.