Y. George Zheng
Yujun George Zheng is currently an Assistant Professor of organic chemistry and biochemistry at the Department of Chemistry at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga, USA. He holds joint appointment at the Department of Biology and is a Member of GSU’s Molecular Basis of Disease Program and Center for Biotechnology and Drug Design. Dr. Zheng’s group utilizes multidisciplinary chemical biology approaches to study enzyme kinetic mechanisms and develop bioactive molecules for various biochemical applications. In particular, his work involves the design, synthesis, and in vitro and in vivo evaluations of molecular probes and inhibitors for basic biology research as well as for use in diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Zheng received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Peking University, China, in 1995. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from the University of Miami, Fla, USA, and completed his postdoctoral training in molecular biology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 2002 to 2006. He is presently interested in investigating the biochemical mechanisms and functions of histone acetyltransferases and histone methyltransferases in tumorigenesis and cardiovascular biology. He is an active Member in the American Association of Cancer Research, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Chemical Society. Since 2007, he is Georgia Cancer Coalition’s Distinguished Cancer Scholar.
Biography Updated on 8 April 2009