Dr. Yuxiang Zhao

Yuxiang Zhao

Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry

Office: VB24a
Phone: (309)467-6441
Email: yzhao@eureka.edu


PhD, Medicinal Chemistry, Florida Atlantic University, 2007

Research Interests

Anti-cancer and antiviral drug design and synthesis. Mainly focused on two categories of potential anticancer or antiviral drugs: antimetabolites and intercalators.

Teaching Interests

CHM 220 and 221 Organic Chemistry I and II and labs
CHM 250 Quantitative Chemical Analysis and labs
CHM 132 General Chemistry II and labs
CHM 310 Medicinal Chemistry
CHM 322 Biochemistry

Professional Activity

Illinois Heartland ACS Chemistry Education Workshop: "Strengthening Chemical Bonds in Central Illinois", Bradley University 09/28, 2013
Dean’s Lecture: "Synthesis of Some New Anticancer Agents", Eureka College 10/16, 2012
POGIL Great Lakes Regional Meeting: University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 06/28-06/30, 2010


• Synthesis and In Vitro Evaluation of Bis-Intercalators with Varied Linkers between Aminochloropyrimidine Rings. Zhao, Yuxiang; McCarthy, Peter J.; Parkanyi, Cyril. Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, (in press, 2012)

• Synthesis and In Vitro Evaluation of Novel Acyclic and Cyclic Nucleoside Analogs with Thaidiazole Ring. Zhao, Yuxiang; McCarthy, Peter J.; Parkanyi, Cyril. ISRN Organic Chemistry, (in press, 2012)