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Qiong (Annabel) Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology
Research Focus
  • Pathogenesis and treatment of obesity, type 2 diabetes and related metabolic syndromes.
Contact
Email: [email protected]
Qiong Wang, Ph.D., joined the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope as an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. She comes to City of Hope after her postdoctoral training in Dr. Philipp Scherer’s laboratory at the Touchstone Diabetes Center at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where she studied adipose tissue physiology.
 
During her postdoctoral training, Dr. Wang focused on using in vivo models to track adipogenesis, the process of cell differentiation by which preadipocytes become adipocytes, during adipose tissue development and remodeling. She further studied the requirement of key adipogenic transcription factors C/EBPα and PPARγ at various stages of adipogenesis in vivo. Her study showed that different fat depots undergo adipogenesis in distinct time frames both during development and through adulthood. She also unraveled a surprising diversity of transcriptional signals required at various stages of adipogenesis, opening up new possibilities for the selective stage- and location-specific interventions of adipogenesis.
 
Dr. Wang completed her Ph.D. training in Dr. Yong Liu laboratory at the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her graduate study focused on identifying novel targets in the liver for the treatment of obesity and insulin resistance.
 

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City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

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