Xiaohui ZhangResearch Analyst, NRG
As a research analyst with BCIT’s Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG), Xiaohui Zhang is contributing his strong expertise in medicinal chemistry to the field of natural health products. With over 13 years of experience in chemistry, he is one of NRG’s specialists in organic synthesis and phytochemical investigation. Xiaohui’s advanced instrumentation skills are a key asset to the success of NRG.
Prior to joining NRG, Xiaohui worked in a variety of research positions. He began as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Mississippi, where he conducted bioassay guided isolation of antifungal compounds from microorganisms and marine sponges, as well as the structural modification of antifungal natural products. Xiaohui went on to build his career as a natural product chemist in Canada, where he focused on the research and development of natural health products with central nervous system activities.
Xiaohui has a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica and a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Shadong Normal University in China. He is fluent in Mandarin and has contributed to an array of publications, including the Journal of Natural Products and Plant Medica.
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