Dr. Wei-Chen Chang

Lord Distinguished Scholar and Goodnight Early Career Innovator

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Natural Product Discovery and (Bio)Synthesis
Enzyme Catalysis and Mechanistic studies
Office: 525B Dabney
Phone: (919) 513-7351



  • B.S., National Taiwan University, 1999-2003
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2005-2011
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011-2015


  • 2023, Thomas Lord / LORD Corporation Distinguished Scholar
  • 2022, Goodnight Early Career Innovator
  • 2020, ACS Academic Young Investigator (Division of Organic Chemistry)
  • 2020, Harry C. Kelly Memorial Fund for U.S.-Japan Scientific Cooperation, NC Japan Center
  • 2019, Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award: National Science Foundation
  • 2016, Faculty Research and Professional Development Program Award, North Carolina State University
  • 2015, Founders Award for the 24th Enzyme Mechanisms Conference
  • 2010-2011, Vice President of Pharmacy Graduate Student Association, College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2009, Dr. Jerry and Joan Fineg Student Professional Development Endowment. Austin, TX.
  • 2008-2010, Jaime N. Delgado Endowed Graduate Fellowship
  • 2003, National Science Council Undergraduate Fellowship, Taiwan


For more detailed information, see complete curriculum vitae

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