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Wei-Chiang Shen

Wei-Chiang Shen

University of Southern California School of Pharmacy


Wei-Chiang Shen is currently John A. Biles Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. Dr. Shen's research interests focus on the development of novel systems for improving peptide and protein drug delivery. Current research projects in Dr. Shen's laboratory at USC include (1) recombinant fusion proteins for improving peptide and protein drug delivery, and (2) cell-penetrating peptides for cytosolic or nuclear delivery of macromolecular drugs. Dr. Shen has published 150 papers in different areas of biomedical sciences, including biochemistry, cell biology, pharmaceutics, and immunology. He is an inventor or co-inventor of 16 issued and 2 pending US patents in drug delivery and a co-author of the textbook Immunology for Pharmacy Students and a co-editor of the book Antibody-Drug Conjugates – the 21st Century Magic Bullets for Cancer. Dr. Shen was elected to Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) in 1992 and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) in 2000, and was the recipient of the Grand Prize of Eurand Award for Outstanding Novel Research in Oral Drug Delivery from Controlled Release Society in 2002.

Research Interest

Pharmaceutics, Drug Deivery, Controlled Release