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  • Ying Wang

    Ying Wang

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vascular Surgery

    Bio Dr. Wang is a postdoctoral scholar in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. She obtained her PhD at University of British Columbia, Canada, where she gained training in basic science research and leading multidisciplinary research. Then she joined the lab of Dr. Gordon Francis as a postdoctoral fellow at Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul’s Hospital, Canada, to obtain experience in translational research. She examined the role of vascular smooth muscle cells in atherogenesis as a potential therapeutic target to prevent cholesterol accumulation. This work has won her the Early Career Investigator Award at the 2016 American Heart Association Scientific Session.

    Under the guidance of Prof. Nicholas Leeper, the overall goal of Dr. Wang’s research is to determine the mechanistic pathways driving smooth muscle cell accumulation during atherogenesis, and the clinical relevance of these pathways using a combination of high throughput gene expression profiling, bioinformatics analysis, and molecular biology on lineage-tracing mouse model and human biospecimens.