Da-Zhi Wang (王大之), Ph.D.

Da-Zhi Wang (王大之), Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Department of Cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Research Interests: Heart development, cardiovascular disease, non-coding RNAs, microRNAs
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Dr. Da-Zhi Wang received his undergraduate education from Sichuan University and his Master of Science (MS) from Peking University in China. He then received his Ph.D. in 1998 from the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Iowa in the laboratory of Prof. Jim Lin, where he studied molecular mechanisms of vertebrate development. Dr. Wang conducted his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Prof. Eric Olson at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas from 1998 to 2000 and was promoted to an Instructor in 2000. Dr. Da-Zhi Wang started his first faculty position in 2002 at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) as an Assistant Professor of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and a member of the Carolina Cardiovascular Biology Center (CCBC). He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2008 at UNC-CH. Dr. Wang was recruited to the Department of Cardiology of Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in July 2009. Dr. Wang is awarded the AHA Established Investigator award in 2008 and was elected Fellow of American Heart Association (FAHA) in 2013. Dr. Wang has served on the editorial board for many journals and has been an active reviewer for multiple funding agents, including the NIH and AHA. Dr. Wang has been invited to give more than 100 lectures and seminars internationally. Dr. Wang is a recognized leader in the study of heart development, cardiac function and cardiovascular disease. His work has contributed to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which non-coding RNAs regulate gene expression and function in the cardiovascular system and skeletal muscle.

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