Welcome to the Wang Lab

Research Statement

 Shusheng Wang 01
The eye is a great model to study developmental and pathological angiogenesis. Pathological angiogenesis is a major cause of blindness in all ages, underlying the pathogenesis of retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy. Angiogenic inhibitors have shown efficacy as a therapeutic solution to neovascular AMD. A superior approach that targets multiple pathogenic pathways may provide profound benefits in the treatment of these diseases. My lab is focused on deciphering how angiogenesis is regulated at transcriptional and post-trancriptional levels, with focuses on microRNAs and transcriptional regulators. Our goal is to find a therapeutic solution to vascular retinopathies.

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Tulane University
2000 Percival Stern Hall
6400 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 862-3163 direct
(504) 865-5546 general
(504) 865-6785 fax

Work Opportunities

We are interested in hearing from motivated and talented graduate students, postdoctoral candidates and clinical fellows who are motivated to join our team in fighting against retinal diseases and blindness. Summer internships might also be available. Individuals interested in working in Wang Lab should contact Shusheng Wang either by email or phone (listed above).

School of Science and Engineering, 201 Lindy Boggs Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5764