HaiAn Zheng, Ph.D.



Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Science, University of Connecticut

Courses Taught at ACPHS

Pharmaceutics I and Pharmaceutics II
Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques I
Seminar I and II

Research Interests

Pharmaceutics and BiopharmaceuticalsTherapeutic protein engineering and formulation; protein biosynthesis, purification, refolding, stability studies and molecular characterization.

Drug Discovery and Structural Biology Structure-function relationships of drug receptors, especially GPCRs, other membrane proteins and amyloidal proteins as drug targets; structure-based rational drug design and development; receptor-based screening for bioactive natural products.

Selected Publications

Adwoa Nornoo, HaiAn Zheng, Luciana Lopes, Boris Johnson-Restropo, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Rachel Reed, Oral Microemulsions of Paclitaxel: in-situ and pharmacokinetic studies. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 2008.

HaiAn Zheng, Ju Zhao, WanYun Sheng, Xiang-Qun Xie, A Transmembrane Helix-bundle from G-protein Coupled Receptor CB2: Biosynthesis, Purification, and NMR characterization, Biopolymers 83(1):46-61, 2006. 

HaiAn Zheng, Ju Zhao, WanYun Sheng, Xiang-Qun Xie, A Helix-Bundle from G Protein Coupled Receptor CB2: Expression, Purification and NMR Characterization, Biopolymers September 2006.

Ju Zhao, HaiAn Zheng, Xiang-Qun Xie, NMR Characterization of Recombinant Transmembrane Protein CB2 Fragment CB2(180-233) Protein & Peptide Letters, 2006.

HaiAn Zheng, Ju Zhao, Shu Wang, Chun-Mean Lin, Thomas Chen, David Jones, Stanley Opella, Xiang-Qun Xie, Biosynthesis and Purification of a Hydrophobic Peptide from Transmembrane Domains of G Protein Coupled CB2 Receptor, the Journal of Peptide Research, 65(4):450-8, April 2005.

Xiang-Qun Xie, Ju Zhao, HaiAn Zheng, Expression, Purification, and Isotope Labeling of a GPCR Protein Fragment, CB2(180-233), Protein Expression and Purification, 38(1):61-8, November 2004.

HaiAn Zheng, Ju Zhao, Jiangzhong Chen, Youlin Xia, Xiang-Qun Xie, NMR structure of a helix bundle from G-protein coupled CB2 receptor, conference proceedings, Protein Science 127(13): 92, August 2004.

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences - Albany Campus