SCVD Faculty

Zhiqiang An, PhDZhiqiang An, PhD

Dr. Zhiqiang An is Professor of Molecular Medicine, the Robert A. Welch Distinguished University Chair in Chemistry, and Director of the Texas Therapeutics Institute (TTI) at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. An's group focuses on the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies and antibiotics against human diseases including cancer and infectious diseases. Dr. An's team has established a comprehensive antibody drug discovery platform with a focus on antibody lead optimization technologies such as antibody phage display, deep sequencing of antibody encoding genes from individual antibody expressing B cells, affinity maturation and humanization. Among his research projects is the development of high throughput technologies for cloning and characterization of antibodies from animals and humans in response to viral infections and experimental vaccines. Previously, Dr. An was Director of the Biologics Research at Merck Research Laboratories Dr. An received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Kentucky and his postdoctoral training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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