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Su He Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Su He Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

 

Su He Wang, M.D., Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. She earned her M.D. at Fujian Medical University in Fuzhou, China, in 1985 and received a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K., in 1996. After earning her M.D., Dr. Wang taught pathophysiology at her alma mater and also started her research on autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and diabetes. After earning her Ph.D., Dr. Wang did a postdoctoral fellowship at King's College School of Medicine, University of London, where she further specialized in immunology, molecular biology, and thyroid disease research. In 1997, Dr. Wang began a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School. In 1999, she was appointed to the position of Research Investigator in the Department of Medicine of the University of Michigan. In September 2004, she was promoted to Research Assistant Professor. Her research focuses on apoptosis in thyroid autoimmune diseases such as Graves' disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. In addition, she studies thyroid cancers. Her work has helped to define the regulation of the cell death pathway of thyroid cells. She has received a grant from the Thyroid Research Advisory Council to define the mechanism of induction of thyroid cell apoptosis. She works with Dr. James R. Baker, Jr. on a NIH-NIAID-funded project on apoptosis in thyroiditis.

 

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