Chong-Zhi (Charlie) Wang, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor
Associate Director, Tang Center for Herbal Medicine Research

5841 South Maryland Avenue
MC 4028
Chicago, IL 60637



B.S. - 1986 - 1990
China Pharmaceutical University - Nanjing, Jiangsu China - Pharmaceutical Sciences

M.S. - 1996 - 1999
China Pharmaceutical University - Nanjing, JS China - Natural Medicine

Ph.D. - 2000 - 2003
China Pharmaceutical University - Nanjing, Jiangsu China - Pharmacognosy

Postdoctoral Fellowship  - 2003 - 2007
University of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois USA - Phytomedicine

Academic Interests

Phytochemical and analytical studies of herbal medicine
New methods for botanical standardization
Identification of active natural products and metabolites
Pharmacological effects of herbal medicine
Cancer chemopreventive mechanisms of botanicals

Recent Publications

Wang CZ, Yuan CS. Pharmacologic treatment of opioid-induced constipation. Expert Opin Investig Drugs 2013; 22: 1225-1227.

Wang CZ, Zhang Z, Huang WH, Du GJ, Wen XD, Calway T, Yu C, Nass R, Zhao J, Du W, Li SP, Yuan CS. Identification of potential anticancer compounds from Oplopanax horridus. Phytomedicine 2013; 20: 999-1006.

Li Z, Zhang Z, Li Y, Arnovitz S, Chen P, Huang H, Jiang X, Hong GM, Kunjamma RB, Ren H, He C, Wang CZ, Elkahloun AG, Valk PJ, Döhner K, Neilly MB, Bullinger L, Delwel R, Lowenberg B, Liu PP, Morgan R, Rowley JD, Yuan CS, Chen J. PBX3 is an important cofactor of HOXA9 in leukemogenesis. Blood 2013; 121: 1422-1431.

Du GJ, Zhang Z, Wen XD, Yu C, Calway T, Yuan CS, Wang CZ. Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) Is the Most Effective Cancer Chemopreventive Polyphenol in Green Tea. Nutrients 2012; 4: 1679-1691.

Wang CZ, Du GJ, Zhen Z, Calway T, Yuan CS. Significant dose differences in donepezil purchased from the U.S. and Canada. Ann Intern Med 2011; 155: 279-280.

Qi LW, Wang CZ, Yuan CS. Isolation and analysis of ginseng: advances and challenges. Nat Prod Rep 2011; 28: 467-495.

Wang CZ, Li XL, Wang QF, Mehendale SR, Yuan CS. Selective fraction of Scutellaria baicalensis and its chemopreventive effects on MCF-7 human breast cancer cells. Phytomedicine 2010; 17: 63-68.

Wang CZ, Ni M, Sun S, Li XL, He H, Mehendale SR, Yuan CS. Detection of adulteration of notoginseng root extract with other panax species by quantitative HPLC coupled with PCA. J Agric Food Chem 2009; 57: 2363-2367.

Wang CZ, Luo X, Zhang B, Song WX, Ni M, Mehendale S, Xie JT, Aung HH, He TC, Yuan CS. Notoginseng enhances anti-cancer effect of 5-fluorouracil on human colorectal cancer cells. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 2007; 60: 69-79.

Wang CZ, Zhang B, Song WX, Wang A, Ni M, Luo X, Aung HH, Xie JT, Tong R, He TC, Yuan CS. Steamed American ginseng berry: ginsenoside analyses and anticancer activities. J Agric Food Chem 2006; 54: 9936-9942.