Liang Wang, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology;

Director of Cancer Genetics and Biomarker Research Program

Liang Wang, MD, PhD

Liang Wang, MD, PhD

Introduction

Liang Wang, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is a member of MCW Cancer Center and a member of American Association for Cancer Research and American Society of Human Genetics.

Over the years, Dr. Wang’s research has been focused on genetics of human cancers, in particular, the prostate cancer. He has led a multi-disciplinary team from study design, sample collection to data generation and interpretation using a variety of genetic and genomic platforms. He has successfully performed various data analyses and laboratory tests leading to identification of candidate genes and genetic variants, with multiple peer-reviewed publications including Nature Genetics, Gastroenterology, American Journal of Human Genetics, Lancet Oncology, Cancer Research and European Urology.

Dr. Wang was an invited speaker in numerous Colleges and Universities. He has served as a reviewer for major funding agencies including both domestic (NIH and DOD) and international (Italian Ministry of Health). He received AACR Scholar-in-training award in 2004. Currently, his research is being supported by NIH and other funding agencies.

Research Interests
  • Genetic basis of human cancers including prostate, esophagus and lung cancers
  • Genetic biomarkers in human cancers including prostate, pancreas, colon and lung
Professional Background
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota (2004 -2011)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota (2011 -2011)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2011 –2015)
  • Professor, Department of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2015 – present)
Educational Background
  • BMed (M.D.), North China University of Science and Technology, China (1980-1985)
  • M.Sc. (major in Cytogenetics), Zhengzhou University, China (1985-1988)
  • Ph.D. (major in Cancer Genetics), Peking Union Medical College, China (1992-1995)
  • Research Associate, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (1995-1996)
  • Research Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (1996-1998)
  • Senior Associate in Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (1999-2004)

Publications

Research

Contact Information

Office Address
Translational and Biomedical Research Center
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226