Zhiqian (James) Wu, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ph: (678) 407-7344
FX: (678) 407-7347
PhD, Wayne State University, 2001
BS, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, 1994
Dr. Wu teaches several courses in the Pharmacy Program. These courses include Integrated
Therapeutics, Infectious Diseases and Biochemistry.
In addition to his teaching, Dr. Wu is engaged in establishing a research laboratory
at GA-PCOM. His research projects focus on improving oral absorption and targeting
of anti-tumor and antiviral agents. He is also interested in siRNA delivery by nanoparticles.
He has published several research papers in these areas and presented his work at
a number of national meetings.
Peach Teaching Award, 2011-2012
A. Stephenson, Zhiqian Wu, X. Yuan, (2012). The preformulation stability studies of a proline prodrug of methotrexate,
Medicinal Chemistry, 8(4):622-8
Zhiqian Wu, A. Shah and X. Yuan, (2010). Development of methotrexate proline prodrug to overcome
resistance by MDA-MB 231 cells, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letter, 20, 5108-5112
Zhiqian Wu, A. Patel, R. Dave, X. Yuan, (2010). Development of acetaminophen proline prodrug”
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 20, 3851-3854
X. Yuan, S. Naguib, Zhiqian Wu, (2011). Recent advances of siRNA delivery by nanoparticles Expert Opinion Drug Delivery. 8(4):521-36