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Dr. Xiaheng Zhang

B.Sci., Sichuan University, 2009

Ph.D., Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, 2014

Xiaheng was born in Zhejiang Province, China. After obtaining his B. Sc. at Sichuan University in 2009, he moved to Shanghai Institue of Organic Chemisty to pursue his Ph.D. degree in Professor Biao Yu’s lab. His Ph.D. work was focused on the total synthesis of complex natural glycoconjugates. He joined the MacMillan group in 2015 as a post-doc, his research work focused on the development of new cross-coupling methods using metallaphotoredox catalysis. In his spare time, Xiaheng likes playing basketball and football, singing and travelling.

Fun Facts
  • His nickname is “Tim Duncan” when he is in high school and he loves basketball very much.
  • Xiaheng once ride a bicycle around the biggest island near Shanghai for 120 miles one day.
  • Xiaheng worked as a research chemist at Shanghai Record Pharmaceuticals Company for a summer when he was 19 years old.