Dr. Ying Wang is an Assistant Professor who joined our faculty and Centre for Heart Lung Innovation in 2021. She is an early career investigator from the PlaqOmics Leducq Foundation Trans-Atlantic Network. Her research is focused on studying cell-cell and cell-microenvironment interactions to determine why diseased cells accumulate in atherosclerotic lesions and how we can remove them. ‘Functional omics on a tissue slide’ is the current theme of Dr. Wang’s research. With a combination of biobank-associated studies, spatial biology technology, and molecular biology, researchers in the Wang Lab aim to develop new therapeutic and diagnostic tools for better treatment and prediction of atherosclerotic disease.
- Director: Cardiovascular Tissue Registry at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation – https://www.hli.ubc.ca/our-services/cardiovascular-tissue-registry/
- New Investigator Award, Heart and Stroke Foundation
- New Faculty Research Award, Faculty of Medicine, 2021
- Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Vascular Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, US. 2020
- Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 2017
- PhD, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia. 2014
- MSc, Pharmacology, Wuhan University, China. 2008
- BSc, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wuhan University, China. 2006
Awards and Recognition
For a list of Dr. Wang’s publications, click https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1HMZmFH4JD6AGC/bibliography/public/
Atherosclerosis: epigenetic and genetic risk factors, biomarkers, pharmacology
Vascular biology: cell fate lineage tracing, cell trans-differentiation, apoptosis, necrosis, efferocytosis, microenvironment,
Spatial biology: multiplex imaging, in situ transcriptomics, artificial intelligence-based analysis
- Biobank research
- Risk prediction for cardiovascular disease
- Drug response and personalized medicine
For more details of research projects and positions open, please visit: https://wanglab.med.ubc.ca/.
Current Projects In My Lab Include
I see teaching as a reciprocation to all my inspiring mentors and I am willing to pave the road to success for my student. My teaching philosophy is:
- 1) Visualization of the concept map to building students’ knowledge structure;
- 2) Create an inclusive learning environment to stimulate active learning;
- 3) Application-oriented practice to allow students to understand how classroom materials ﬁts in with the larger picture of their career development.
For PATH501, I will incorporate image analysis into class practice. I am also building a ‘spatial biology’ community to invite knowledge users of the new cutting-edge spatial biology technologies to share experience and collaboration networks. Trainees in this community will have access to e-resources and toolkits to explore this field by self-learning.