Jun  Wang

Contact Information

William Levine Hall
Office Room #: 320
160 Frelinghuysen Road Piscataway, NJ 08854

Jun Wang, PhD

Associate Professor

Medicinal Chemistry

Lab Affiliation: Wang Lab
Lab URL: https://sites.rutgers.edu/jun-wang-lab/

Education & Training

PhD - Chemistry - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MS - Chemistry - National University of Singapore, Singapore
BS - Chemistry - Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Postdoctoral Associate - University of California, San Francisco, CA

Research Interests

Design antivirals targeting emerging and re-emerging viruses, including influenza A and B viruses, enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), EV-A71, coxsackievirus, poliovirus, and the coronaviruses such as SARS-CoV-2
Identification of new drug targets
Predication of drug resistant mutants
Development of biochemical and cellular assays to validate on-target engagement.

Scholarly Activities

2024–current Editor, Antiviral Research
2023–current Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
2023–current Associate Editor, Medicinal Research Reviews
2021–2023 Editorial Board, Medicinal Research Reviews
2022–current Director, Rutgers Medicinal Chemistry graduate program
2022–current Guest editors: Plos Pathogens, PNAS
2022 Co-chair, Antiviral drug discovery session, 18th Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America (SCBA) International Symposium
2021 Co-editor with Wenshe Ray Liu, Matthew Bogyo, and Andrzej Joachimiak, Frontiers in Chemistry Section Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry COVID-19: Targeting Essential SARS-CoV-2 Proteins for Drug Discovery
2021 Co-editor with Hongmin Li, Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B Topic: Antiviral drugs
2020–current Editorial Board, Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B
2020–current Editorial Board, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
2020–current Associate Editor, Journal of Medical Virology
2019–current Review Editor, Frontiers in Microbiology – Virology section
2017–current Review Editor, Frontiers in Chemistry – Modern Synthetic Organic Chemistry



2024 ACS Infectious Diseases/ACS Division of Biological Chemistry Young Investigator Award
2023 American Chemical Society Medicinal Chemistry Division Young Investigator Award
2023 New Jersey Health Foundation Excellence in Research Award
2023 Distinguished Faculty Award, Chinese-American Chemistry & Chemical Biology Professors Association (CAPA)
2019 - University of Arizona College of Pharmacy A. Jay Gandolfi New Investigator Award
2018-2021 - Arizona Biomedical Research Centre Young Investigator Award Grant
2017 - 30th ICAR travel award
2016 - 29th ICAR travel award
2014 - PhRMA foundation research starter grant in pharmacology and toxicology
2011 - Top Reviewer in the pharmaceutical sciences section by Elsevier
2007-2010 - NIH Chemistry Biology Interface Training Program Scholar