Shuguang Zhang is at MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his B.S from Sichuan University, China and Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from University of California at Santa Barbara, USA. He was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow and was a Whitaker Foundation Investigator at MIT. His work of designer self-assembling peptide scaffold won 2004 R&D100 award. He won a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship and spent academic sabbatical in University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. He won 2006 Wilhelm Exner Medal of Austria. He was elected to Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2010; elected to American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering in 2011, to US National Academy of Inventors in 2013; and elected to the European Academy of Science and Arts in 2021. He won the 2020 Emil Thomas Kaiser Award from the Protein Society. He is an honorary member of the Erwin Schrodinger Society. His current research focuses on designs water-soluble membrane proteins and peptides that are short fragment of proteins.
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