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Prof. Shu-Feng Zhou

College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida
12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd., MDC 30, Tampa, FL 33612

Brief Biography:

Dr Zhou is presently a Professor of Pharmacology and Molecular Medicine, Associate Vice President of Global Medical Development, Associate Dean of International Research, and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. His major duties are to expand the medical programs of USF and help build up several centers of advanced medical learning and simulations in China and India with USF as the key partner. Another major duty for him is to manage all research-related things for the College of Pharmacy, USF.

Professor Zhou completed his clinical medical training in China in 1989 and obtained his PhD in 2001 from the School of Medicine, the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Since 2002, After 2 years’ postdoctoral training in the University of Auckland, Dr Zhou has served as an Assistant Professor, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor for the National University of Singapore, Queensland University of Technology (Australia), and RMIT University (Australia). Dr Zhou’s major research interests are systems pharmacology, drug metabolism & drug transport, pharmacokinetics & pharmacometrics, pharmacogenomics, nanomedicine and Chinese medicines.

Professor Zhou has published more than 320 peer-reviewed papers in various pharmacology and medical journals including New England Journal of Medicine, Cancer Research, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Clinical Cancer Research. He has also published 16 books and book chapters and more than 250 conference abstracts. His work has been cited more than 7,200 times by other colleagues with an H-index of 42. Dr Zhou has given more than 100 invited seminars/keynote presentations to a variety of academic institutes, government agencies, and high-profile international conferences. He has received more than US$25.0 million grants from various funding bodies and industries.

To date, he has trained 24 PhD students, 12 MSc/Honors students, 14 postdoctoral staff and 15 visiting doctors. Dr Zhou serves as an editor-in-chief or editor for Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety, Clinical Pharmacology & Biopharmaceutics, Journal of Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacoproteomics, Drug Metabolism Letters, WMC (WebmedCentral) plus Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Current Drug Metabolism and is the editorial board member of 25 medical and pharmacological journals.

He is a recipient of several reputable internal and international awards, a member of several national and international professional societies, and a visiting/adjunct professor of multiple reputable research universities around the world.


Academic positions:

1. Associate Vice President of Global Medical Development.
2. Associate Dean of International Research,
Colleges of Pharmacy & Medicine, University of South Florida (USF), 12901 Bruce


Research interests:

Drug metabolism, drug transport and pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics, nanomedicine, and herbal medicines.


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