Chinese-American Chemistry & Chemical Biology Professors Association (CAPA)

The 13th Sino-US Chemistry Professors Conference

The 13th SINO-US Chemistry Professors Conference (13th SINO-US CPC) was held from June 17 to 20, 2017 in Nantong, Jiangsu, China. We greatly appreciate the hard work of our host, East China Normal University, to make this event a great success. The theme of the conference was “Chemistry: The Central Science in Technology Innovation and Medicine”, and the topics included Organic Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, Self-assembly and Functional Materials, Chemical Engineering and Technology, etc. Details of the conference can be found under the "Sino-US Annual Conference" tab. 

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CAPA History

The Chinese-American Chemistry & Chemical Biology Professors Association is a non-profit and apolitical organization.

CAPA was founded in 2002 by co-founders Zhen Huang, Lin Pu and Binghe Wang. It was officially registered in Georgia, USA on January 14, 2008.

Current Officials (07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018):

Xi Chen (President, University of California, Davis)

Yinsheng Wang (Vice President, University of California, Riverside)

Xiangming Guan (Treasurer, South Dakota State University)

Jianmin Gao (Communication Director, Boston College)

CAPA Awards Committee:

Lin Pu (Chair, University of Virginia)
Chuan He (University of Chicago)
Ming Xian (Washington State University)
Yadong Ying (University of California, Riverside)
Xiaoqi Yu (Sichuan University)
Xiang Zhou (Wuhan University) 

Past Officials (07/01/2014 - 06/30/2016):

Zucai Suo (President, Ohio State University)

Yinsheng Wang (Vice President, University of California, Riverside)

Xiangming Guan (Treasurer, South Dakota State University)

Zhihao Zhuang (Communication Director, University of Delaware) 

Past Officials (07/01/2012 - 06/30/2014):
Zucai Suo
(President, Ohio State University)
Shaowei Chen
(Vice President, University of California, Santa Cruz)
Xiangming Guan
(Treasurer, South Dakota State University)
Xi Chen
mmunication Director, University of California, Davis)
Xiaodong (Michael) Shi (Fund Raising Director, West Virginia University)

CAPA Board Members

Chengzhi Cai (University of Houston,
Shaowei Chen (University of California, Santa Cruz,
Xi Chen (University of California, Davis,
Li Deng (Brandeis University,
Bing Gong (SUNY at Buffalo,
Xiangming Guan (South Dakota State University,
Hua Guo (University of New Mexico,
Zhongwu Guo (Wayne State University,
Chuan He (University of Chicago,
Xuefei Huang (Michigan State University,
Zhen Huang (Georgia State University,
Jing Li (Rutgers Univeristy,
Wenbin Lin (University of North Carolina,
Rihe Liu (University of North Carolina,
Lin Pu (University of Virginia,
Yigong Shi (Tsinghua University,
Wenfang Sun (North Dakota State University,
Zucai Suo (Ohio State University,
Weihong Tan (University of Florida,
Binghe Wang (Georgia State University,
Lai-Xi Wang (University of Maryland,
Peng George Wang (Georgia State University,
Qian Wang (University of South Carolina,
Wei Wang (University of New Mexico,
Zhonglin Wang (Georgia Institute of Technology,
Mingdi Yan (University of Massachusetts Lowell,
Lihe Zhang (Peking University,
Xumu Zhang (Rutgers University,
Zhaohui (Sunny) Zhou (Northeastern University,

CAPA Advisory Board Members

Yuen-Ron Shen (University of California, Berkeley)
Jack Szostak (Nobel Prize Laureate in Medicine 2009, Harvard Medical School)
Richard Zare (Stanford University)
Wei Yang
(National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases)

CAPA Bylaws


Membership Application and Renewal Form

Please mail the completed form and a check payable to CAPA to

Xiangming Guan, Ph.D.
Box 2202 C, College of Pharmacy
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007

CAPA Sponsors

Please check the Industrial sponsors section to explore plausible discounts from CAPA sponsors for biochemical research reagents, custom gene, peptide, protein and antibody services (Biomatik), HPLC columns (Ultisil HPLC), and medicinal building blocks, scaffolds, and other advanced intermediates (Ark Pharm, Inc.)!