Ming-Zhi Zhang

Ming-Zhi Zhang | Editor

Affilation: Nanjing Agricultural University, China

Dr. Ming-Zhi Zhang, is currently a lecturer of chemistry and pesticide science in the College of Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), P.R. China. He received his BS degree in applied chemistry from Central China Normal University (CCNU) in 2008, and obtained his Ph.D. degree majored in pesticide science from Key Laboratory of Pesticide & Chemical Biology, Ministry of Education, CCNU in 2013, focused on the research of design, synthesis and antifungal activity of natural products, which were cooperation projects with agrichemical giant Syngenta. After the doctoral study, Dr. Zhang furthered his research as a visiting scholar at GlaxoSmithKline RTP site, NC, USA, involved in small molecule drug discovery research focused on finding therapeutic agents to treat human rhinovirus (HRV) and other viruses. In 2015, he started a faculty career in NAU, focusing currently on natural products based lead discovery for fungicide and mechanism of action.

Research Interest

1. Natural products based lead discovery for fungicide (Synthesis, QSAR and biological evaluation) and mechanism of action.
2. Design, synthesis and lead optimization of antiviral agents.