Dr. Jia Zhou is currently a tenured Professor in the Chemical Biology Program at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), USA. He was educated with a PhD degree and trained as a postdoctoral research fellow from Nankai University, University of Virginia, and Georgetown University Medical Center, respectively. He has over 20 years of research experience in medicinal chemistry, drug discovery and development including 7 years of industrial experience in pharmaceuticals. Dr. Zhou’s research interest is drug discovery and development of novel small molecules as potential therapeutics for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, cancer, inflammation, and infectious diseases. He is an author of more than 190 papers, 7 book chapters and an inventor of 26 patents. He is also a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow.
Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry was introduced in 2001 with the assistance of Dr. Allen B. Reitz, who served as the editor-in-chief from 2001 to 2020. Currently, Dr. Jia Zhou is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.