Ruiwen Zhang

Professor, Pharmacological & Pharmaceutical Sciences


Ruiwen Zhang is the Robert L. Boblitt Endowed Professor in Drug Discovery and was the inaugural director of the Drug Discovery Institute at the University of Houston in 2021.

With over 30 years of experience in the field of biomedical research, particularly in the area of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, pharmaceutical and toxicological research, Dr. Zhang’s research has been continuously funded by NIH and DoD, and other agencies. He has published more than 230 papers, 2 books, and more than 50 invited reviews/book chapters as well as more than 180 meeting abstracts. For his outstanding contributions in pharmaceutical sciences, Dr. Zhang was elected as a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2009. Dr. Zhang is recently elected as Fellow of National Academy of Inventors (2018).