New faculty spotlight: Xiaofang Wang, Ph.D.

October 05, 2015

Image with caption: Xiaofang Wang, Ph.D.

Xiaofang Wang, Ph.D.

Xiaofang Wang, Ph.D., is a new faculty member at UNMC's College of Pharmacy. Here's a brief rundown of her background and the expertise she brings to campus.

  • Name: Xiaofang Wang, Ph.D.
  • Hometown: Shanxi, China
  • Title and department at UNMC: Research assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences, College of Pharmacy

Research/Professional Interests:
Dr. Wang's research focuses on the design and synthesis of novel bioactive molecules. She is involved in core malaria and schistosomiasis research projects, in addition to collaborative projects ranging from botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs), creatine esters, glucose transporter inhibitors, toxoplasmosis to other studies of tropical diseases. She is especially interested in the computer-aided drug design and discovery process. Dr. Wang's long-term goal is to use virtual screening to identify new and structurally diverse chemotypes as potential hits for variety of disease therapeutics.

Previous position:
Research associate, pharmaceutical sciences, UNMC


  • Ph.D., medicinal chemistry, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
  • B.Sc., applied pharmaceutical chemistry, Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China

Three things you don't know about me:

  • I enjoy spending time with my family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking a good meal, enjoying family time.
  • I love to travel and learn about the cultures of different places and taste their food.
  • I love gardening.

Yogesh Sonawane
October 05, 2015 at 12:51 PM


Katina Winters
October 05, 2015 at 9:09 AM

Congratulations, Dr. Wang!