School of Life & Health Sciences Aston University Aston TriangleBirminghamB4 7ET Uk
2016 – date: Lecturer in Biology and Biomedical Science, School of Life &Health Sciences, Aston University. 2010 – 2016: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University
MSc Cell Biology Module
Dr Wang successfully completed her medical training at undergraduate (Clinical Medicine, Tianjin Medical University) and master’s level (Clinical Immunology, Tianjin Medical University) in China. In 2006, she pursued her interest in research by carrying on her PhD research at Aston University under the supervision of Prof Martin Griffin. Her PhD topic was ‘The importance of the Tissue Transglutaminase-Fibronectin Heterocomplex in the RGD-independent Cell Adhesion and Fibronectin Matrix Deposition’. Subsequently, she undertook the role as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Aston University investigating the physiological and pathological roles of Tissue Transglutaminase (TG2) in various systems. Her research covers the most popular research subject areas, including cancer stem cells (majorly colon and breast cancer), angiogenesis and fibrotic diseases (e.g. kidney, cardiac, lung fibrosis and cystic fibrosis looking at the mechanisms involved in Epithelial Mesenchymal and Endothelial Mesenchymal Transition). She has also been actively involved in research in the biomaterials area trying to identify novel biomaterials based on collagen for bone regeneration. Recently her research interest has extended to investigate TG2 and its crosslinking products as biomarkers for fibrotic disease (such as chronic kidney disease).
Aston 50th Anniversary PhD studentshipIndustrial collaboration with UCB Cell-Tech, UK
Co-supervising four PhD students
Are you available to supervise new suitable applicants? - Yes.
Research areas: the role of Tissue Transglutaminase in fibrotic diseases, cancer and pathological angiogenesis, and the application of transglutaminase-crosslinked collagen as a novel biomaterial for wound healing and bone regeneration.