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Wang, Xiang Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Wang's research is focused on developing novel approaches to discover bioactive small-molecule probes. Specifically, we are working on : 1. bio-inspired synthesis and annotation of natural product-like libraries , and 2. structure-based design of small-molecule probes for epigenetics studies.


  • structure-based drug design, chemical epigenetics, gold catalysis, asymmetric synthesis, rational design, small-molecule probes, diversity synthesis, targeted synthesis, assay development, animal disease models, chemical proteomics, high-throughput screening


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courses taught

  • CHEM 3311 - Organic Chemistry 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Lect. and rec. Intended primarily for nonmajors. Topics include structure and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, and aromatic molecules; nomenclature of organic compounds; stereochemistry; reaction mechanisms and dynamics. Department enforced corequisite: CHEM 3321 or CHEM 3361.
  • CHEM 5311 - Advanced Synthetic Organic Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Lect. Surveys synthetic transformations emphasizing important functional group transformations and carbon-carbon, bond-forming reactions. Required of all organic chemistry graduate students. Department enforced prerequisite: one year of organic chemistry or graduate standing.
  • CHEM 6301 - Seminar in Organic Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Discussions principally concerned with recent literature in organic chemistry. Required of all organic chemistry graduate students.
  • CHEM 6311 - Special Topics in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Lect. Selected topics in synthetic organic chemistry, encompassing both methods and/or total synthesis of complex molecules.
  • CHEM 6901 - Research in Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.
  • CHEM 6941 - Master's Candidate for Degree
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
  • CHEM 6951 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019


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