Weiping Tang

Email address: wtang@pharmacy.wisc.edu

Room Number: 
7125 Rennebohm Hall
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Group Affiliation: 
Tang Group
Position Name: 
Chemical Biology

B.S. 1997, Peking University
M.S. 1999, New York University
Ph.D. 2005, Stanford University
Postdoctoral Associate 2007, Harvard University

Also: Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Research Description

Organic Chemistry:

We are interested in developing novel transition metal-catalyzed reactions for the synthesis of carbo- and heterocycles that are present in diverse bioactive polycyclic natural products and pharmaceutical agents. Currently, we are working on developing new methods for the synthesis of indole-containing heterocycles and hexopyranose-containing carbohydrates.

Medicinal Chemistry:
We are interested in developing novel small molecules for treating human diseases. By collaborating with biologists in pharmaceutical companies and UW-Madison, we are currently developing novel compounds for the treatment of hyperlipidemia, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and infectious diseases.