Yuping Tang was born in 1970. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in medicinal chemistry in 2000. He is a Professor and Associate Director of the College of Pharmacy, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China, and was awarded the excellent Doctoral Dissertation by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China Pharmaceutical University, Jiangsu, China. As a Postdoctoral Researcher, he worked for two years at the State Key Laboratory of Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. He visited the Cancer Research Institute, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, USA, as a Postdoctoral and Faculty Research Fellow in at the Professor George R. Pettit's Group for four years, devoting his time to studying the isolation and structure of the antitumor constituents from some marine organisms and microorganisms there. In 2006, he came back to China, joined the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, and was given an accelerated promotion to a Full Professor one year later. His research interests mainly focus on the bioactive constituents and compatible mechanisms of Chinese herbs, with over 200 publications including many papers in Journal of Ethnopharmacology, The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, Food Chemistry, and Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis. His group was awarded the Excellent Scientific and Technological Innovation Team of Jiangsu Higher Education of China.
Biography Updated on 2 July 2014