Wang works in the NCCOS HAB Monitoring & Reference Branch, where she performs LC-MS analysis of marine and freshwater HAB toxins.
Wang started her HAB toxin detection career as a postdoctoral fellow focusing on analysis of brevetoxin metabolites in seafood in Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, University of Maryland, working at Gulf Coast Seafood Laboratory, U.S. FDA in 2001. In 2003, she became a contractor of the NCCOS HAB program. She sets up LC-MS methods for almost all the HAB marine biotoxins and recently microcystins from freshwater. She makes efforts in combining sample preparation and LC-MS method as a whole for biotoxins detection with consistent instrumental sensitivity.
Zhihong Wang received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Chemistry from Xiamen University, P. R. China, in 1991, Master of Science degree in Marine Environmental Chemistry from the Third Institute of Oceanography, the State Oceanic Administration of China in 1994, and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Analytical Chemistry from Mississippi State University in 2000.