B.A., Xiantang University; Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)
Adrian HuangInstructor in Chemistry Laboratory
Research on drug discovery and organic chemistry
My research integrates organic chemistry and drug discovery. The students in my lab develop new synthetic methodologies, apply the methodologies to synthesize drug candidates, and evaluate the drug candidates in biological assays.
Prior to Wellesley, I worked as a medicinal chemist at Pfizer Pharmaceutical. During my time spent in drug research three of my projects entered clinical trials. My experience covers the whole drug discovery process: identification of lead compounds, synthsis of potent inhibitors based on computer-aided drug design, and development of safe molecules to clinical trials.
I teach Organic Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry I, and Introductory Chemistry Laboratories. I also teach CHEM 306_Drug Discovery.
In my spare time, I enjoy walking in the woods, reading biographies, and playing violin.