Shuguang Zhang pursues on membrane protein engineering at Center for Bits & Atoms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his B.S from Sichuan University, China and Ph.D. in biochemistry & molecular biology from University of California at Santa Barbara, USA. He was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow and a Whitaker Foundation Investigator at MIT. He was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and the winner of the 2006 Wilhelm Exner Medal of Austria. He is a Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and Fellow of US National Academy of Inventors. He is a Foreign Corresponding Member of Austrian Academy of Sciences. He has so far published over 160 scientific papers relevant to proteins and self-assembling peptides that have been cited over 21,000 times, with h-index 70. He has 18 issued patents and 20 pending patent applications. He is also a co-founder and board member of Molecular Frontiers Foundation that encourages young people to ask big and good questions in order to win Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize and to stimulate scientists to explore new knowledge frontiers.
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