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Shaomei Wang, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Research Scientist, Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute

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Shaomei Wang, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Research Scientist, Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute

The research of Shaomei Wang, MD, PhD focuses on cell-based therapy for retinal degeneration and optic nerve neuropathy, mechanism of stem cells in rescuing vision, and immunological response of human cells into the eye of animal model.

  • Undergraduate: Liaoning Medical College, 1984
  • Master's: Chinese Medical University, 1987
  • Doctorate: University of Sheffield, 1997

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  • Editor: Journal of Transplantation & Technology research, Current
  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology, 1997-current
  • Lu B, Malcuit C, Wang S, Girman S, Francis P, Lemieux L, Lanza R, Lund R. Long-term safety and function of RPE from human embryonic stem cells in preclinical models of macular degeneration. Stem Cells. 2009;27(9):2126-2135.
  • Swoboda JG, Elliott J, Deshmukh V, de Lichtervelde L, Shen W, Tremblay MS, Peters EC, Cho CY, Lu B, Girman S, Wang S, et al. Small molecule mediated proliferation of primary retinal pigment epithelial cells. ACS Chem Biol. 2013;8(7):1407-1411.
  • Wang S, Girman S, Lu B, Bischoff N, Holmes T, Shearer R, Wright LS, Svendsen CN, Gamm DM, Lund RD. Long-term vision rescue by human neural progenitors in a rat model of photoreceptor degeneration. Invest. Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008;49(7):3201-3206.
  • Wang S, Lu B, Girman S, Duan J, McFarland T, Zhang QS, Grompe M, Adamus G, Appukuttan B, Lund R. Non-invasive stem cell therapy in a rat model for retinal degeneration and vascular pathology. PLoS ONE. 2010;5(2):e9200.

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