12月6日 Ning Wang:Understand the role of P2X4 receptor in prostate cancer(生命科学系列学术报告)


  Dr Ning Wang is a cancer biologist interested in cancer induced bone diseases and cancer cell dormancy. Dr Wang undertook his undergraduate (BSc) and postgraduate (MRes) training in biology at Ocean University of China. After moving to the UK in 2004, he studied the trend of Biotech-industry development at Loughborough University and gained his MSc in Management the following year. He then joined Professor Alison Gartland’s group in Sheffield and was awarded his PhD in 2010 for his contribution in investigating the roles of purinergic signalling in osteoporosis. Dr Wang was subsequently appointed as a Post-doctoral Research Associate in Dr Colby Eaton’s lab in 2010 and a Senior Post-doctoral Research Associate in Professor Tim Skerry’s group in 2014. He is now the Group Leader and Principle Investigator of the Mechanobiology and Cancer Biology group, University of Sheffield. His current main research interests focus on defining impact of exercise on the initiation and progression of prostate/breast cancer skeletal metastasis using pre-clinical models, which are supported by the Prostate Cancer UK Research Innovation Award and Weston Park Cancer Charity Large Grant. His research also receives sponsor from The Royal Society and Mexican CONACyT scholarship. Over the past five years, he has authored more than 20 publications (14 articles as first and/or correspondent author, citation>400, h-index: 13) in high impact peer reviewed journals such as J Bone Miner Res, FASEB J, Stem Cell, Clin Cancer Res etc. Being a newly elected member of the prestigious ECTS Academy, he has demonstrated his increasing national and international profile. He regularly referees papers for peer-reviewed international journals (e.g. JBMR, Int J Cancer, Bone, and Sci Rep etc) and reviews grant applications for international funding bodies such as KWF Kankerbestrijding – Dutch Cancer Society (DCS). Dr Wang has supervised research projects for both PhD and MSc students as their primary supervisor. He has also gained the recognition as the Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) for his contribution at teaching and training both undergraduates and postgraduates.