X. Robert  Wang
McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences
2235 CHS Building 2
Robert Wang brings significant experience to McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Wang, who joined the faculty in 2012, recently received his first grant from the National Institutes of Health. He has also received research grants from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the American Heart Association. Wang enjoys teaching and interacting with students, and during his career, he has trained three PhD students, two post-doctoral fellows and numerous undergraduate students in their research. He has significant experience in reviewing grant proposals for funding agencies such as the Italian Telethon Foundation, reviewing manuscripts for leading scientific journals such as Nature Chemical Biology, chairing sessions in international scientific conferences, and serving on admissions committee. He loves Samford University’s Christian environment and looks forward to integrating his teaching with scientific discovery.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla
  • PhD in Cell Regulation, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • MS, biochemistry, Baylor University
  • BS, medical biology, Nankai University


  • Cystic Fibrosis, drug discovery, protein misfolding, molecular chaperones, and pharmacy education

Awards and Honors

  • Scientist Development Award, American Heart Association
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • ASCB/Worthington Pre-doctoral Travel Award, American Society for Cell Biology


  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Association of Biochemistry Course Directors
  • American Society for Cell Biology