Dr. Shuguang Zhang
Shuguang Zhang earned his PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His current position is Laboratory Head at the Center for Bits and Atoms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. He has published more than 170 papers from designer self-assembling peptides, membrane protein studies to emerging biosolar energy. He was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow and a Whitaker Foundation Investigator at MIT. He is a distinguished Changjiang scholar in China and a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. His work on designer peptide scaffolds won the R&D100 award in 2004. He was a 2006 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and a winner of the 2006 Wilhelm Exner Medal of Austria. He was inducted as a foreign member of the Austrian Academy of Science 2010. He is also a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. He founded several biotech startup companies: 3DMatrix (JASDAQ 7777, current market capitalization about 400 Mio €), Beaver Biosciences in Guangzhou, and Beaver Nanotech in Suzhou, China, applying knowledge from curiosity-driven research.