Clay C. C. Wang


Professor of Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Chemistry

Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemistry
School of Pharmacy
Dornsife College of Letters Arts & Sciences

Research Topics

  • Natural Products Drug Discovery
  • Gene Regulation of Fungal Secondary Metabolism
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Space Biology

Research Overview

The primary focus of my lab is to use an interdisciplinary approach to study natural product drugs. We are interested in studying three aspects of natural product drug discovery: 1) development of heterologous hosts for natural product production 2) discovery of natural products and their biosynthesis pathways in fungal and bacterial genomes 3) investigation in the production of drugs onboard the International Space Station. The long term goal of our Space project is to facilitate Human Space Exploration by providing the necessary drug production capabilities in outer space.