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biochemistry and molecular biology educator

James Chuo Wang, Chinese, American biochemistry and molecular biology educator. Guggenheim fellow Guggenheim Foundation, 1986-1987; recipient Distinguished Alumnus award University Missouri College Arts and Sciences, 1991.


Wang, James Chuo was born on November 18, 1936 in Kiangsu, China. Came to the United States, 1960. Son of Chin and H.-L. (Shih) Wang.


Bachelor of Science, National Taiwan University, 1959. Master of Arts, University South Dakota, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University Missouri College Arts and Science, 1964.


Assistant instructor National Taiwan University, Taipei, 1959-1960. Research fellow in chemistry California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1964-1966. Assistant professor chemistry University California at Berkeley, 1966-1969, associate professor, 1969-1974, professor, 1974-1977.

Professor biochemistry and molecular biology Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1977-1988, Mallinckrodt professor biochemistry and molecular biology, 1988, professor emeritus. Chiron lecturer University California, Berkeley, 1994. Chancellor's Distinguished lecturer University California, Berkeley, 1984.

Member molecular biology study section National Institutes of Health, 1988-1991, chair, 1990-1991. Distinguished faculty lecturer University Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1989.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board Quarterly Review Biophysics, 1988-1994.


Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation. Member National Academy of Sciences (molecular biology award 1983), Third World Academy of Sciences, Academia Sinica (Taipei), National Institute Health (chairman 1990-1991).


Married Sophia Shu-lan Hwang, December 23, 1961. Children: Janice S., Jessica A.

Chin Wang

H.-L. (Shih) Wang

Sophia Shu-lan Hwang

Janice S. Wang

Jessica A. Wang