Dr. Hui-wang Ai (艾 辉旺)

Dr. Hui-wang Ai (艾 辉旺)
Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Chemistry, and Biomedical Engineering
Pinn Hall 4020
Email: huiwang.ai@virginia.edu

Education, training & employment:

08/2017-present

Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, School of Medicine, University of Virginia;
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Department of Biomedical Engineering;
Resident faculty member of the Center for Membrane and Cell Physiology;
Member of the University of Virginia Cancer Center

07/2011-06/2017

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California Riverside (Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, 07/2017); Member of the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB); Faculty member of Environmental Toxicology (ETOX); Biochemistry (BCHM); Biomedical Sciences (BMSC); and Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology (CMDB) Graduate Programs

07/2008-06/2011

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA; Advisor: Peter G. Schultz

09/2003-06/2008

Ph.D. in Chemical Biology from Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; Advisor: Robert E. Campbell

09/1999-07/2003

B.Sc. from Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Research Advisor: Hua Fu

Awards and Honors:

  • The American Chemical Society 2017 Toxicology Young Investigators Award
  • UCR Academic Senate Regents’ Faculty Development Award, July 2016.
  • The Chinese-American Chemistry & Chemical Biology Professors Association (CAPA) Distinguished Junior Faculty Award, 2016
  • Emerging Investigator, The Analyst Themed Issue, 2016
  • Young Investigator in Analytical and Bioanalytical Science, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Themed Issue, 2016
  • National Science Foundation CAREER award, May 2014
  • Hellman Fellows Award, The Hellman Fellows Fund, July 2013
  • Young Investigator in Analytical and Bioanalytical Science, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Themed Issue, 2012
  • UCR Academic Senate Regents’ Faculty Fellowship (RFF), June 2012
  • The Chinese American Faculty Association (CAFA) Robert T. Poe Faculty Development Award, February 2012.
  • Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Alberta, May 2008.
  • Professional Development Grant, University of Alberta, May 2007
  • Mary Louise Imrie Graduate Student Award, University of Alberta, March 2007

Research Interests:

Spatiotemporal Regulation of Biological Signaling, Protein Engineering for Imaging, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics

Filed Under: Principal Investigator