Faculty

Professor

Cardiovascular engineering with projects that address medical device biocompatibility and design, tissue engineering, and imaging.          

Professor of Medicine
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Wang’s research focuses on understanding how the immune system behaves within the microenvironment of a tumor in head and neck cancer and B cell lymphoma. She also studies how changes in the DNA of B cells alter how the body produces antibodies that are used to fight pathogens and cancer cells. Her research will shed light on how cancer cells evade detection by the immune system, findings that will help develop new immunotherapies and improve existing treatments.

Professor and Director of Urological Research

His research is focused on androgen action in prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.  The Wang lab is actively pursuing following research directions: (a) the roles of androgen-responsive genes in prostate carcinogenesis, particularly the mechanisms of tumor suppression by ELL-associated factor 2 (EAF2), which is encoded by up-regulated androgen-responsive gene U19, (b) improvement of intermittent androgen deprivation therapy of prostate cancer based on differential action of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), (c) the mechanisms regulating androgen receptor (AR) intracellular trafficking, level and activity, and (d) developing novel small molecule inhibitors targeting AR signaling for the treatment of prostate cancer that are resistant to current anti-androgens.

Assistant Professor
Professor

Focuses on asthma phenotypes and the molecular mechanisms, particularly in the airway epithelium that control them 

Professor

the cell entry, immunity, and pathogenesis of human metapneumovirus (HMPV)