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Zhongxiao (Iris) Wang, MD, PhD

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Department:
Ophthalmology Research
Hospital Title:
Research Fellow
Research Focus Area:
Ocular Vascular DisordersEndothelial Progenitor CellsWnt Signaling Pathway
Contact:
617-919-7486

Research Overview

Dr. Wang’s research is mainly focused on the pathological angiogenesis of blinding eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinopathy of prematurity and rare inherited eye diseases such as familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) and Norrie disease.

Using animal models and molecular biology methods, she ought to study the underlying pathogenesis of these eye diseases and explore novel interventions to prevent their progression.

About the Researcher:

Dr. Wang received her M.D. from Shanghai Jiaotong University, and fulfilled her medical internship in Xinhua Hospital. She received her Ph.D. in Ophthalmology from Shanghai Jiaotong University, and studied Physiology from a joint training program in the University of Oklahoma. She is currently doing a post-doctoral fellowship in Ophthalmology at Boston Children's Hospital.

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