Release date:2016-06-06  Release:


Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

Institute of Pharmaceutical Research

Phone: 86-25-83271402

Email: ywy@cpu.edu.cn

Research Summary

Dr. YU’s research interests focus on molecular recognition, with a strong application to computer-aided drug design. She combines virtual screening, molecular modeling, organic synthesis, biological assays and thermodynamic measurements to explore molecular interactions, especially protein-ligand interactions, at molecular, atomic and electronic levels. Her current working projects include both computational method development and drug design: 1) development of an AMLSD (advanced multiple ligand simultaneous docking) strategy for fragment-based drug design; 2) design and discovery of drugs targeting the IL-6/GP130/STAT3 oncogenic pathway for targeted cancer therapy; 3) design and discovery of drugs targeting phosphorylated or/and acetylated site(s) of STAT3 to fight drug resistance.


2008-2013       Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Ohio State University (USA)

2006-2008       M.S., Medicinal ChemistryChina Pharmaceutical University

2002-2006       B.S., National Life science and technology Base for Talented PersonsChina Pharmaceutical University

Academic Experience

2016-     Associate Professor of Medicinal ChemistryChina Pharmaceutical University

2013-2016Assistant professor of Medicinal ChemistryChina Pharmaceutical University

Awards and Honors

2013      JACK L. BEAL Fellowship, The Ohio State University


Yu W, Xiao H, Lin J, Li C (2013) Discovery of novel STAT3 small molecule inhibitors via in silico site-directed fragment-based drug design. J Med Chem. 56, 4402−4412.

Yu W, Li C (2014) Regioselective one-pot C-N coupling of substituted naphthoquinones: selective intramolecular ring fusion of sulfonamides, Tetrahedron. 70, 459-464.

Yu W, Li C (2013) 4-nitrophenyl 2-sulfamoylphenylcarbamate. Acta Cryst. E. 69(3), o355.

Yu W, Zhang Y, Lai Y, Jie Z, Zhang Y, Peng S (2008) Synthesis and hypoglycemic activities of nitric oxide-donating salsalate derivatives. Zhongguo Yaoke Daxue Xuebao. 39 (4), 301-5.