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Organic Chemistry Seminar Series: Rongsheng (Ross) Wang (Temple University) – on Zoom
November 29, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
About the Seminar:
About the Speaker:
2012-2016: Postdoctoral researcher, The Scripps Research Institute
2010: Ph.D. Washington University in St Louis
2005: B.S. Nanjing University
Research in our lab lies at the interface of chemistry and biology, with an eye towards understanding and treating human diseases. We use interdisciplinary approaches such as organic synthesis, biochemistry, chemical proteomics, protein engineering, cell biology, and molecular imaging to investigate the biological mechanisms underlying post-translational modifications that are key to cancer, neuron degeneration, and immune disorders. In particular, we are interested in synthetic chemistry methodology for novel bioorthogonal reactions, probe design and application for dissection of post-translational modifications on proteins. We are also actively inventing novel diagnostics and therapeutics, using our expertise in chemical synthesis, protein engineering, drug delivery, library screening, cell assay, and animal models. Students have the opportunity to work in various areas spanning from organic synthesis to molecular biology/cell biology. The training is expected to help students achieve well-rounded skill sets and a strong publication record in either chemistry, biology, or chemical biology.