B.S., Biology, Henan University, Henan, China; Ph.D., Mucosal Immunology, Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS, China
Dr. Wang was promoted to tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology, Tulane University School of Medicine in 2013 after receiving an R01 grant. Her research has been focusing on pediatric immunology of nonhuman primates, and several other AIDS-related projects, particularly in SIV-infected neonatal macaques. Her previous studies in infant macaques with SIV infection have provided tremendous insight into pediatric HIV pathogenesis, neonatal primate immunology, and potential tissue reservoirs for HIV infection and persistence in neonatal hosts. Recent results suggest that infants vaccinated at birth could generate vaccine-specific immune responses including both humoral and cellular responses, especially at mucosal sites. She currently works on tracking and comparing the development, function, and responses of the systemic and mucosal immune systems to vaccination in infant nonhuman primates. She is also seeking to understand immune control of virus and eradication of reservoirs to achieve a functional cure in pediatric patients. Dr. Wang has a broad background in mucosal immunology and AIDS pathogenesis, especially in pediatric SIV infection, with specific training and extensive expertise in key research areas. She is also a member of the TNPRC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and can assist with IACUC protocol preparation.
View Dr. Wang's publications on PubMed here.