January 13, 2015

Dr. Shaomeng Wang, PhD, has been named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Election as a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) fellow is a professional distinction given to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

The academic inventors and innovators elected to the rank of NAI Fellow are named inventors on U.S. patents and were nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation in areas such as patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society, and support and enhancement of innovation.

Dr. Wang is currently the Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Internal Medicine for the U-M Medical School and Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the College of Pharmacy. He also serves as co-director of the molecular therapeutics program at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center and directs the U-M Cancer Drug Discovery Program. Dr. Wang also serves as the editor-in-chief for Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, a premier international journal in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery published by the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Wang received his BS in Chemistry from Peking University in 1986 and his PhD in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University in 1992. Dr. Wang did his postdoctoral training in drug design at the National Cancer Institute (NIH) between1992-1996.

Dr. Wang has published more than 250 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and 100+ meeting abstracts, and is an inventor on 40 patents, many of which have been licensed to three startup companies: Ascenta Therapeutics, Ascentage Pharma and OncoFusion Therapeutics, which Wang co-founded. Four of the anticancer drugs discovered from his laboratory are now in clinical development. Dr. Wang was the recipient of the Distinguished University Innovator Award in 2014 sponsored by the University of Michigan Office of Research.

Induction as a Fellow will take place on March 20, 2015 as part of the 4th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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Learn more: Dr. Shaomeng Wang’s website