Qunzhao Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
Kenan Lab A505, UNC At Chapel HIll, CB# 3290, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599
Qunzhao Wang has created a technology that visualizes the behavior of a specific family of enzymes (protein kinases) in living cells. These enzymes have been implicated in a wide variety of disease states, including several forms of cancer. The ability to image the aberrant biochemistry of cells represents an important first step in detecting cancer at its earliest (and therefore most treatable) stage.