Vice President & COO
Fang Zhang is the 2020 NAGPS vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO). Before being elected to his current role, he served as the Director of International Student Concerns on the national board of NAGPS during 2019. Fang earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Sichuan University, China, and his Master of Science in Chemistry from University of Massachusetts - Lowell. Currently, he is a doctoral candidate at UMass Lowell, where he is completing a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. His research focuses on the bio-chemical and -physical characterization, as well as structural and functional studies, of various protein based biopharmaceuticals, such as monoclonal antibodies and its variants. Before joining NAPGS, Fang was the Treasurer, Vice President, and then President of UMass Lowell Graduate Student Association (GSA) from 2015 to 2019. He is also the Founder and co-Director of UMass Lowell Pair-up Program, a 5-year old multicultural friendship platform providing cultural exchange between on-campus domestic and international student. During his free time, he enjoys been active in his community and engaged with people from different walks of life via volunteer and ambassador opportunities. He was involved in many initiatives such as being a student member of the 2020 Strategic Planning Committee, Student Alumni Ambassador, Graduate Ambassador, and Kennedy College of Science Ambassador. Moreover, Fang is a proud service member of the United States Army Reserve and an officer of the Massachusetts Freemasons. Fang’s major goal for NAPGS in 2020 is to consolidate its foundation, enhance officer accountability, and increase membership transparency and engagement. With his NAGPS experience, Fang hopes to utilize science as a method, leadership as a tool, and compassion as a drive for the betterment of humanity.