Liang Wang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology;
Translational and Biomedical Research Center,
Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center
Liang Wang, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is a member of MCW Cancer Center and also 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 and Cancer Research.
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 lab is being supported by NIH and AHW funds.
- Genetic basis of human cancers including prostate, esophagus and lung cancers
- Biomarkers in human cancers including prostate, pancreas, colon and lung
- Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota (2004 -2010)
- 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 – present)
- BMed (M.D.), North China Coal Medical University, China (1985)
- M.Sc. (major in Cytogenetics), Henan Medical University, China (1988)
- Ph.D. (major in Cancer Genetics), Peking Union Medical College, China (1995)