test afdsZhang is a computational chemistry scientist in Chemistry Department. He joined Southern Research in 2016 as a postdoctoral fellow before assuming his current position. Zhang participates in a multi-disciplinary team for drug discovery projects covering a broad range of areas. He completed his doctorate in chemistry at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after working with Professor Sharon Hammes-Schiffer. He received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. During his doctorate training, he utilized various computational approaches for mechanistic study of bio-macromolecule, and he contributed to the development of an advanced free energy simulation method.