Shiying Shang, PhD

Graduate Student
Shiying Shang

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Associate Director
Center of Pharmaceutical Technology
Tsinghua University

Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Marvin H. Caruthers
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Colorado, Boulder

Research Associate with Prof. Zhongping Tan, 2011–2012
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Colorado, Boulder

Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Samuel J. Danishefsky, 2008–2011
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2008
Pharmacology Graduate Program
Sloan Kettering Institute & Weill Cornell Medical College

MA, College of William and Mary, 2002

BS, Peking University, 2000

Thesis: A Unified Synthetic Approach to Polyketides Having Both Skeletal and Stereochemical Diversity, May 15, 2008


  1. A unified synthetic approach to polyketides having both skeletal and stereochemical diversity.
    Shang, S.; Iwadare, H.; Macks, D. E.; Ambrosini, L. M.; Tan, D. S.* Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 1895–1898.
    Abstract | PubMed | PMC ]
  2. Advancing chemistry and biology through diversity-oriented synthesis of natural product-like libraries.
    Shang, S.; Tan, D. S.* Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. 2005, 9, 248–258.
    Abstract | PubMed ]
  3. Evolution of a catalytically effective model enzyme: The importance of tuned conformational fluctuations.
    Williams, B. G.; Hossain, A. M.; Shang, S.; Kranbuehl, D. E.; Bagdassarian, C. K.* J. Theoret. Comp. Chem. 2003, 2, 323–334.
    Abstract ]

News Articles

NIH Initiatives Target Chemistry: New road-map-related initiatives show agency values role of chemistry in biomedical research
Chemical & Engineering News
Graduate student Shiying Shang and postdoctoral fellow Jae-Sang Ryu work on developing diversity-oriented syntheses of libraries in the lab of Tan—work that fits nicely into a new road-map-related initiative. [Full text (membership req’d) | Full text (PDF)]