Rui Wang PhD
Rui Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Member, GI Cancer Genetics Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Wang is a translational cancer research scientist. He received his Ph.D. degree at Augusta University, Georgia. He completed his postdoctoral training at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas, where he developed his expertise in colorectal and GI cancer research. In 2020, Dr. Wang joined the Division of Surgical Oncology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center as a research faculty. He works with other faculties to develop a robust translational cancer research program in the Division. The Wang laboratory's overall goal is to understand the mechanisms of tumor growth, metastasis, and chemo-resistance in colorectal and pancreatic cancers. His laboratory focuses on characterizing tumor microenvironment's role in cancer cell survival pathways and seeking therapeutic strategies to block the pro-cancer effects of the microenvironment. He is collaborating with a pharmaceutical company to validate one of the strategies in mice and plan to test this strategy in patients within the next few years.