Peilan Zhang

Peilan Zhang
Peilan Zhang


  • B.S. Pharmacy, West China School of Pharmacy, Sichuan University, Sept. 2010 – June 2014 

Entry Date into the Medicinal Chemistry PhD program:  Fall 2014

 Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Protein engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular biology

Professional Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, 2014 – present.
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, Sichuan University, China, 2012 – 2014


  • Finalist of oral competition, UF Drug Discovery Symposium, 2017
  • Scholarship, CSPC Pharmaceutical Group, 2012
  • Outstanding Student Award, Sichuan University, 2011

Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)


Peilan Zhang, Kunhua Li, Guang Yang, Changqing Xia, Jane E. Polston, Gengnan Li, Shiwu Li, Zhao Lin, Li-jun Yang, Steven D. Bruner, and Yousong Ding, Cytotoxic protein from the mushroom Coprinus comatus possesses a unique mode for glycan binding and specificity, PNAS. 2017; 114(34): 8980-8985.

Ran Zuo, Aaron T. Garrison, Akash Basak, Peilan Zhang, Robert W. Huigens, Yousong Ding, In vitro antifungal and antibiofilm activities of halogenated quinoline analogues against Candida albicans and Cryptococcus neoformans, Int J Antimicrob. 2016; 48(2): 208-11.

Xun Jin, Peilan Zhang, Li Luo, Hao Cheng, Yunzu Li, Ting Du, Bingwen Zou, Maling Gou, Efficient Intravesical Therapy of Bladder Cancer with Cationic Doxorubicin Nanoassemblies, Int J Nanomedicine. 2016; 11: 4535–4544.

Xun Jin, Bingwen Zou, Li Luo, Chuanhong Zhong, Peilan Zhang, Hao Cheng, Yanfang Guo, Maling Gou, Co-delivery of Thioridazine and Doxorubicin Using Nanoparticles for Effective Breast Cancer Therapy, Int J Nanomedicine. 2016; 11: 4545–4552.

Xie C, Zhang Y, Tran TDN, Wang H, Li S, George EV, Haoyang Zhuang, Peilan Zhang, Avi Kandel, Yimu Lai, Dongqi Tang, Westley H. Reeves, Henrique Cheng, Yousong Ding, Li-Jun Yang, Irisin Controls Growth, Intracellular Ca2+ Signals, and Mitochondrial Thermogenesis in Cardiomyoblasts. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8): e0136816.

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