Faculty Profiles

Qiu Wang
Robert R. & Katherine B. Penn Associate Professor
2102 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 660-1648



Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemistry, Harvard University 2007 - 2011

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemistry, Harvard University 2005 - 2007

Ph.D., Emory University 2005

B.S., Wuhan University (China) 1999

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Biomolecular Structure and Function, Biological, Organic

Yuan, Yuan, et al. “A small-molecule probe of the histone methyltransferase G9a induces cellular senescence in pancreatic adenocarcinoma.Acs Chemical Biology, vol. 7, no. 7, July 2012, pp. 1152–57. Epmc, doi:10.1021/cb300139y. Full Text

Kemp, Melissa M., et al. “A novel HDAC inhibitor with a hydroxy-pyrimidine scaffold.Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, vol. 21, no. 14, July 2011, pp. 4164–69. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2011.05.098. Full Text

Wang, Qiu, and Stuart L. Schreiber. “Copper-mediated amidation of heterocyclic and aromatic C-H bonds.Organic Letters, vol. 11, no. 22, Nov. 2009, pp. 5178–80. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol902079g. Full Text

Sun, Cuixiang, et al. “A robust platform for the synthesis of new tetracycline antibiotics.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 130, no. 52, Dec. 2008, pp. 17913–27. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja806629e. Full Text

Padwa, Albert, and Qiu Wang. “Synthesis of the tetracyclic framework of the erythrina alkaloids using a [4 + 2]-cycloaddition/Rh(I)-catalyzed cascade of 2-imidofurans.The Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 71, no. 19, Sept. 2006, pp. 7391–402. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jo061269p. Full Text

Padwa, Albert, and Qiu Wang. “Rhodium(I)-catalyzed nucleophilic ring-opening reactions of oxabicyclo adducts derived from the [4 + 2]-cycloaddition of 2-imido-substituted furans.The Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 71, no. 8, Apr. 2006, pp. 3210–20. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jo060238r. Full Text

Wang, Qiu, and Albert Padwa. “Synthesis of the erythrina alkaloid 3-demethoxyerythratidinone. Novel acid-induced rearrangements of its precursors.Organic Letters, vol. 8, no. 4, Feb. 2006, pp. 601–04. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol0527330. Full Text

Padwa, A., et al. “Additive Pummerer reaction of heteroaromatic sulfilimines with carbon nucleophiles.” Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 47, no. 4, Jan. 2006, pp. 595–97. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.tetlet.2005.11.026. Full Text

Padwa, Albert, et al. “Dichloroketene-induced cyclizations of vinyl sulfilimines: application of the method in the synthesis of (+/-)-desoxyeseroline.The Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 70, no. 21, Oct. 2005, pp. 8538–49. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jo051550o. Full Text

Wang, Qiu, et al. “A new synthesis of gamma-lactams based on the reaction of vinyl sulfilimines with dichloroketene.Organic Letters, vol. 7, no. 5, Mar. 2005, pp. 839–41. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol047453j. Full Text