Zhang, Qi

Ph.D. student
Chemistry - General

Expected Year of Graduation: 2021

Research Lab: Dr. Xiaohua Peng

Area of Focus: Organic Chemistry/Medicinal Chemistry

Thesis: Development of novel DNA interstrand cross-linking agents by using binaphthalene analogues.

 

Previously Attended

Tianjin Polytechnic University, China, 2012-2016, Bachelor’s Degree (Material Sciences and Engineering)

Why I like Chemistry

It helps me know better about our world and it teaches me to think in a more rational and comprehensive way.

 Why I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee

There are a lot of research opportunities and good lab instruments that can let me learn many techniques. The intelligent faculty members and friendly research environment help me focus a lot on my research work.

Research Goal

Develop compounds that can cross-link DNA efficiently, and then can be used as anti-cancer drugs.

 

Publications:

Poster Presentation:

  • The Effects of Leaving Groups or Substituents on DNA Interstrand Cross-link Formation Induced by Binaphthalene Analogues. Chemistry & Biochemistry Research Symposium in University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2019).
  • The Effects of Leaving Groups or Substituents on DNA Interstrand Cross-link Formation Induced by Binaphthalene Analogues. 258th American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 2019, San Diego, CA, USA.

 Awards:

  • American Chemical Society Travel Award (2019)
  • UWM Graduate Student Travel Award (2019)
  • UWM SAC Travel Award (2019)
  • UWM Chancellor’s Award (2016-2019)