Full time faculty

Adjunct professor

Chair professor


Zhixin Wang

Zhi-Xin Wang, Ph.D., Professor

1977:   B.S. (Chemistry) University of Tsinghua, Beijing, China.
1988:   Ph.D. (Biochemistry) Institute of Biophysics, Academia Sinica, China.

Research Experience:
1977-1981:Teaching assistant, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
1988-1989:Associate professor, Institute of Biophysics, Academia Sinica, China
1989-1991:Postdoctoral associate, Department of Chemistry, Cornell University, USA
1991-1993:Research associate, Department of Biochemistry, North Dakota State University, USA
1993-2003:Professor, Institute of Biophysics, Academia Sinica, China
1997-2003:Director, National Laboratory of Biomacromolecules, China
1999-2003:Director, Institute of Biophysics, Academia Sinica, China
2003-¡¡Professor, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, China

Research Interests:
Molecular enzymology

Introduction to protein science’ for undergraduates
Enzyme kinetics’ for graduates

Selected Publications: 
  • Wang J, Wu JW and Wang ZX*. (2011) Mechanistic studies of the autoactivation of PAK2: a two-step model of cis initiation followed by trans amplification. J Biol Chem, 286 (4): 2689-95.
  • Zhang YY, Mei ZQ, Wu JW*, Wang ZX*. (2008) Enzymatic activity and substrate specificity of mitogen-activated protein kinase p38alpha in different phosphorylation states. J Biol Chem. 283(39):26591-601.
  • Wang ZX*, Wu JW.* (2007) The complete pathway for ERK2-catalyzed reaction. Evidence for an iso random Bi-Bi mechanism. J Biol Chem. 282(38): 27678-84.
  • Liu JH and Wang ZX*. (2004) Kinetic analysis of ligand-induced autocatalytic reactions. Biochem. J.379(Pt 3), 697-702.
  • Wu H and Wang ZX*. (2003) The mechanism of p21-activated protein kinase 2 autoactivation. J. Biol. Chem. 278(43), 41768-78.

1990, Natural Science Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, First Class
1993, National Natural Science Prize, Second Class
1993, Young Scientist Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, First Class
1994, Prize for Young Scientist of China
1997, Member,The Chinese Academy of Sciences
1999, Fellow, The Third Word Academy of Sciences

Chair, Chinese Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Member, Chinese Society of Biophysics
Member, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mail: School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084

Tsinghua University,Beijing,China,100084
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