Wei Zheng (pharmacist)

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Wei Zheng (simplified Chinese: 郑伟; traditional Chinese: 鄭偉) is an American pharmaceutical scientist. He is the current Head of the School of Health Sciences, Purdue University.


Zheng received BS in pharmacy from the Zhejiang University College of Pharmacy in Hangzhou, China; He received a MS in pharmacology from the same college. Zheng later went to study in United States, and obtained Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Arizona in Tucson.

From 1993 to 1999, Zheng worked as an assistant professor at the School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York. During 2000-2002, he was an associate professor at the same institute.

Zheng currently served as a professor of Health Sciences and Toxicology, the Associate Dean of the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences, and the Head of the School of Health Sciences, Purdue University.

2003-2007, Zheng was a member of the NIH Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee. Since 2008, he has been a member of the NIH/NAL Study Section (mission till 2012). Zheng was also elected into the Society of Toxicology, the Society for Neuroscience, and the New York Academy of Sciences. He is the President of the Metals Specialty Section of SOT (2009–2010). Zheng is also the Board Member of Chinese Society of Toxicology. Zheng is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America published in 2009.

Published book[edit]

  • The Blood-Cerebrospinal Fluid Barrier. CRC Press, New York. 2005 (with Chodobski, A)


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