Ching Chung ("C.C.") Wang, left, was awarded a B.S. in chemistry from the National Taiwan University in Taipei and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1966. From 1969 to 1981, he was a senior investigator at the Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research, and since 1981 he has been a professor of chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco. Wang has made seminal contributions to the understanding of the biology of many pathogenic protozoa. His early work mapped the unusual glycolysis and nucleotide pathways in these organisms. Together with his wife, Alice, he discovered a double-stranded RNA virus in Giardia lamblia.