School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Student Spotlight - Shuo Wang

Congratulations to Mr. Shuo Wang for successful Ph.D. dissertation defense!!

On March 14th, 2014, Shuo Wang successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation entitled "CXCR2 macromolecular complex in pancreatic cancer: A therapeutic target in inhibiting tumor growth". Shuo’s public defense was well-attended. His committee members, Drs. Timothy Stemmler, Jianjun Wang, Xuequn Chen and his dissertation advisor, Dr. Chunying Li, all highly praised his research accomplishments. Shuo's doctoral dissertation resulted in 8 peer-reviewed publications and 5 conference abstracts, with another 4 manuscripts currently in preparation. Shuo was also awarded multiple honors, including the Thomas C. Rumble University Graduate Fellowship, and Dr. C.P. Lee Graduate Student Travel award.

Shuo was born and raised in China, and he obtained his bachelor of science degree from University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China in 2008. Shuo started his graduate study in Dr. Chunying Li’s laboratory in 2009, and his research work has been focused on exploring the molecular mechanisms and biological functions of CXCR2 containing multiprotein signaling complexes in pancreatic cancer. Shuo will join the radiation oncology department at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. He will continue his career in developing more effective treatment options for cancers in the future.

Big Congrats, Dr. Shuo Wang!!