The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is pleased to welcome Dr. Woo Shik (Austin) Shin and Dr. Xinwen Wang, who both joined the Northeast Ohio Medical University community on July 1.
Dr. Woo Shik Shin, a tenure-track assistant professor in pharmaceutical sciences, comes to NEOMED from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Shin most recently held the position of postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Neurology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California. In addition, Dr. Shin served as a drug design research consultant and lecturer in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the Western University of Health & Science. He earned his Ph.D. in biomedical informatics and computational biology from the University of Minnesota in the Center for Drug Design. His laboratory is primarily interested in drug design and discovery, protein structure/function, computational chemical biology, and bioinformatics. Dr. Shin will be responsible for teaching medicinal chemistry and bioinformatics in the College of Pharmacy curriculum. Dr. Shin’s office and laboratory are located on the first floor of the RGE building.
Dr. Xinwen Wang, also a tenure-track assistant professor in pharmaceutical sciences, earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacokinetics at the China Pharmaceutical University in Nanjing, China. She was most recently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy in the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, in addition to serving as a pre-k trainee in translational science in the Michigan Institute of Clinical and Health Research at the University of Michigan. Dr. Wang’s lab focuses on identifying genetic and non-genetic factors that contribute to interindividual variability in drug response using multiple omics in both basic and clinical settings. Dr. Wang will be responsible for teaching pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics in the College of Pharmacy curriculum. Dr. Wang’s office and laboratory are located on the first floor of the RGE building.
-Submitted by Cheri Harris