ProfessorWANG Yang received his Bachelor of Medicine degreeatThe Beijing Medical University. He gained a degreeof Master of Medicine at TheUniversity of Sydney in 2000. Then he went to The Australian National University toperform Viral Immunology research under the supervision of ProfessorsArno Mullbacher at TheJohn Curtin School of Medical Research. He was awarded PhD in 2004 and subsequently carried out postdoctoral training atTheHarvard University, where he continued research on the differentiation and function ofcytotoxic T cells and also initiated new direction of pathogeny research includingimmunology and vaccination ofschistosome. He wast he winner of the Prized Vice-Chancellor’s Endowment for Excellence AwardfromThe Australian National University in 2000, and a recipient ofbothCJ Martin Fellowship (ID: 316978) andPeter Doherty Fellowship (ID: 316979) from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council in 2005.
Prof Wang is currently Leader of theMolecular Virology and Viral immunology Group, Department ofBasic Medicine,Xi’an Medical University. His teamis currentlyinvestigating the molecular mechanisms ofcellular immunology, includingT and natural killer cell responses, with the aim to design new strategies to modulate the immune system to treat infection and cancer. In 2016, he was selected asthe DistinguishedExpert of “Shaanxi ProvinceHundred-Talents Plan: High-LevelInnovation Program”.