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Pathology & Immunology

Houston, Texas

Pathology and Immunology
Pathology & Immunology
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Jianghua Wang, M.D.

Assistant Professor


  • M.D.
  • M.S.

Post-doctoral Training

  • 2001-2007 Baylor College of Medicine


  • Prostate Pathology

Area of Interest

  • Prostate Cancer Research

Professional Positions Held

  • Teaching Assist; Clinical Biochemistry, Third Medical University, Chongqing, China; 1996-1998
  • Research Assist; Medical Microbiology, South Western Hospital, Third Medical University,
  • Chongqing, China; 1998-2000
  • Research Assist; Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong; 2000-2001
  • Post-doctoral Associate; Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; 2001-2007
  • Instructor; Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; 2007-Current

Honors and Awards

  • Award for the "Invention of the Piezoelectric Genesensor Technique and Quart Crystal Microbalance Gene chips", The Government of Chongqing China , 2003
  • "New Investigator Award", Jackson Cardiovascular Meeting, November 8-11, 2000 in Jackson , MS , USA
  • Awards for excellent performance in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 school year (medical student) and in 1999 school year (postgraduate). Award for excellent teaching in 1997
  • Honored student in July 1994, July 1995 and July 1996
  • "One of the best ten young staff" of The Third Medical University in May 4th, 1995

Representative Publications

  • Wang J, Cai Y, Ren C, Ittmann M. Expression of Variant TMPRSS2/ERG Fusion Messenger RNAs Is Associated with Aggressive Prostate Cancer. Cancer Res. 2006 66:8347-51
  • Wang J, Cai Y, Penland R, Chauhan S, Miesfeld R and Ittmann M. Increased expression of the metastasis associated gene Ehm2 in prostate cancer. Prostate. 2006 66:1641-52
  • Wang J, Thompson B, Ren C, Ittmann M, Kwabi-Addo B. Sprouty4, a suppressor of tumor cell motility, is downregulated by DNA methylation in human prostate cancer. Prostate. 2006 66:613-24
  • Wang J, Weng J, Hu X, Wang F, Ittmann M, Liu M. PSGR2, a novel G-protein coupled receptor, is overexpressed in human prostate cancer. Int J Cancer. 2006 118:1471-80
  • Weng J, Cai Y, Penland R, Liu M, Ittmann M. The prostate-specific G-protein coupled receptors PSGR and PSGR2 are prostate cancer biomarkers that are complementary to alpha-methylacyl-CoA racemase. Prostate. 2006 66:847-57
  • Cai Y, Wu P, Ozen M, Yu Y, Wang J, Ittmann M, Liu M. Gene expression profiling and analysis of signaling pathways involved in priming and differentiation of human neural stem cells. Neuroscience, 2006 138:133-48
  • Wang J, Weng J, Cai Y, Stafford LJ, Mitchell D, Ittmann M, Liu M. Increased expression of prostate-specific G-protein-coupled receptor in human prostate intraepithelial neoplasia and prostate cancers. Int J Cancer. 2005; 113:811-8
  • Wang J., Stockton ,D., and Ittmann, M. 2004. The FGFR-4 Arg 388 is associated with prostate cancer initiation and progression. Clinical Cancer Res. 2004 10: 6169-78
  • Kwabi-Addo B, Wang J, Erdem H, Vaid A, Castro P, Ayala G, Ittmann M. Expression of Sprouty 1, an inhibitor of fibroblast growth factor signal transduction, is decreased in human prostate cancer. Cancer Res. 2004 64:4728-35
  • Polnaszek, N., Kwabi-Addo, B., Wang, J., and Ittmann, M. (2004) FGF17 is an autocrine prostatic epithelial growth factor and is upregulated in benign prostatic hyperplasia. Prostate 60:18-24

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