Zucai Suo received both a B.S. degree in chemistry and an M.S. degree in physical chemistry from Fudan University, China in 1986 and 1989, respectively, and the a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Pennsylvania State University, USA in 1997. From 1998 to 1999, Dr. Suo was a Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University Medical School, USA. From 1989 to 1991, he was a Semiconductor Scientist in Shanghai Institute of Technology and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Suo was a Senior Biochemist at Eli Lilly & Company in Indianapolis, USA and performed antiviral drug discovery. In November, 2001, Dr. Suo took the position of Assistant Professor at the Biochemistry Department of the Ohio State University, Columbus, USA. He was promoted to the position of an Associate Professor in biochemistry in October, 2007. Dr. Suo is recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Award (2005) and Distinguished Faculty Award from the Chinese-American Chemistry & Chemical Biology Professors Association in USA (2009). He serves as a Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Biophysical Society, American Chemical Society, and American Society for Virology. Dr. Suo´s research interests include kinetic investigation of DNA or RNA polymerases, viral proteases, and human kinases as well as antiviral and anticancer drug discovery. The multidisciplinary methods used in Dr. Suo’ research include presteady state kinetics, single molecule enzymology, protein NMR, and X-ray crystallography.
Biography Updated on 30 November 2010