Yiqiang Wang

Associate Professor, Senior Investigator, Taishan Scholarship Professor

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1998 …2024

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Dr. Wang received a Bachelor degree in Basic Medicine from Beijing Medical University (now Health Science Center of Peking University) and a PhD degree in pathophysiology from the Academy of Military Medical Sciences. After postdoc training in the Second Military Medical University and the University of Iowa (1996-2003), he started his career track in the University of Iowa, Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Soochow University, Xiamen University and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University sequentially. His research is to understand the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis or treatment of diseases from the viewpoints of basic medical scientists. He published over 50 SCI-indexed papers in international journals plus over 50 papers in non-SCI-indexed journals covering immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, cellular biology, pharmacology (disciplines in sense of basic medicine), or hematology, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, autoimmune diseases (disciplines in clinical medicine). He also published two books as editors and issued nine inventory patents. He is member of several academic societies and on journal editorial boards. He pursues after novelty in science and enjoys research, especially on innovative theories. In the last ten years, one of his teams interests has been the functions of the gene MXRA7 and disclosed the clues to the significance of this gene in biomedical processes. His team has won several awards from Chinese agents or international academic societies.

Research interests

As a basic medical scientist, I have strong faith in the ethic of INTEREST-DRIVEN research, so I did not restrict my research in any specific fields. My past studies covered immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, cellular biology, pharmacology, etc (disciplines in basic medical sciences), or hematology, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, autoimmune diseases, etc (disciplines in clinical medicine). Currently, my team is working on the following projects.

Immunology: infection immunology, like viral infection mechanisms (key words include FlgE, SARS-CoV-2, NLRP3, etc).

Molecular and Cellular Biology: characterization of biology and functions of novel genes (eg MXRA7), or novel functions of old genes (eg. ectopic ATP synthase)

Ophthalmology: physiology of eye science, pathogenesis and experimental therapy of ocular diseases, etc. Ongoing projects covers dry eye, CGT of plasminogen-deficiency-caused ligneous conjunctivitis, engineered corneas, etc.

Cancer biology: mainly in the cancer-platelet interactions.


2022.7-present: Associate Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China

2019.8-2022.6: Senior Investigator, Xiang’an Hospital of Xiamen University, Xiamen, China

2013.5-2019.8: Senior Investigator, Honor Professor, Soochow University, Suzhou, China

2004.3-2013.4: Senior Investigator, Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Eye Institute, Qingdao, China

2003.2-2004.2: Assistant Research Scientist, University of Iowa

1999.10-2003.1: Postdoctoral Associate, University of Iowa

1998.7-1999.10: Lecturer, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China

1996.8-1998.7: Postdoctoral Researcher, Second Military Medical University, China


Having mentored 30+ postgraduate students in MS/PhD programs in Qingdao Univ, Shandong First Medical Univ, Soochow Univ, Xiamen Univ.

Taught Medical Immunology, Molecular Biology, Physiopathology, etc, including to MBBS Class.

APH429, Research Methodology and Research Ethics, XJTLU

Awards and honours

2011年 国家科技进步奖二等奖,排名3/10(谢立信、史伟云、王宜强、董晓光、赵靖、王婷、周庆军、翟华蕾、吴祥根、高华),题目“感染性角膜病创新理论及其技术应用”,个人证书号:2011-J-253-2-01-R03。授奖日期2011.12.23


American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Lab Travel Grant (New Orleans, USA), 2015

American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Lab Travel Grant (San Francisco, USA), 2011

Young Investigator Travel Award, Sixth International Congress of Anticancer Treatment (Paris, France), 1996

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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Education/Academic qualification

Beijing Medical University, Bachelor of Medicine (equivalent to M.D.), 1990

Academy of Military Medical Sciences, PhD, 1996

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