Research and Professional Experience
Dr. Wang's work focuses on clinical medicine and genetics in both clinical- and population-based studies. In the last decade, she participated in various research studies focused on common complex diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome. She also has gained considerable experience in genetics and epidemiology, with a particular focus on incorporating molecular genetic technology with epidemiologic design to systematically investigate the environmental factors, nutritional biomarkers, genetic variants, and epigenetic alterations and their interactions associated with common metabolic diseases. Over the past 3 years, she has worked closely with Dr. Xiaobin Wang and her team, serving as co-investigator and molecular genetics lab manager on multiple NIH-funded projects. Dr. Wang's current work focuses on the investigation of adiposity-related biomarkers (such as leptin, adiponectin, insulin, CRP, etc.) and tests for gene-environment interactions in complex diseases. She has authored and co-authored over 13 book chapters and 46 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals; some of them have appeared in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and JAMA.
Publications: For a detailed list of my publications, please see the Center Publications list.