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Jian Wang, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests

Calcium pathways in hypoxic pulmonary hypertension; Calcium signaling in hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction; Acute pulmonary arterial responses to hypoxia


Dr. Jian Wang is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department. He studies calcium pathways in hypoxic pulmonary hypertension, calcium signaling in hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction and acute pulmonary arterial responses to hypoxia.

Dr. Wang holds master’s degrees from the University of Western Ontario and the Medical School of Inner Mongolia. He received a medical degree from the Medical School of Inner Mongolia and completed fellowships at University of Western Ontario and the University of Maryland before joining the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2008. He is a member of the American Society for Neuroscience, the American Heart and Stroke Association and the International Stroke Society, and serves on the editorial boards of the Chinese Journal of Practical Nervous Diseases and Neural Regeneration Research. His work has been recognized with a Silver Medal Poster Award from the Annual ACCM Research Day at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2008 and 2009, an American Heart Association Scientist Development Award from 2006-2008, a selection for the National S&T Advancement Award from the Ministry of Education in China in 2005, an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship from 2002-2004, a Natural Science Award from the Ministry of Education in China in 2003, a Chinese Medical S&T Advancement Award from the Chinese Medical Association in 2002, a Young Investigator Award from the Natural Science Foundation of China from 2001-2003, a Postdoctoral Award from the Postdoctoral Science Foundation of China from 2000-2001, a S&T Advancement Award from the Government of Guangdong Province in 2000, a Medical S&T Advancement Award from the Scientific Committee of Guangdong Province in 1999, an Award for the 13th Annual Scientific Symposium at Sun Yat-Sen University in 1999, an Award for the best M.S. work from Henan Medical University in 1996 and a First Prize for the Best Student Scholarship from the Medical College of Henan University in 1988. 


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    • M.S., University of Western Ontario, Lodon, Ontario
    • MS, Medical School of Inner Mongolia, China, Urology and Physiology
    • MD, Medical School of Inner Mongolia, Mongolia, China, Biology


    • University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
    • Universitiy of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
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    1. Chuang HC, Juan HT, Chang CN, Yan YH, Yuan TH, Wang JS, Chen HC, Hwang YH, Lee CH, Cheng TJ. Cardiopulmonary toxicity of pulmonary exposure to occupationally relevant zinc oxide nanoparticles. Nanotoxicology. 2014 Sep;8(6):593-604. doi: 10.3109/17435390.2013.809809. Epub 2013 Jun 25. PMID: 23738974 [PubMed - in process]
    2. Zu C, Wang J. Tumor-colonizing bacteria: a potential tumor targeting therapy. Crit Rev Microbiol. 2014 Aug;40(3):225-35. doi: 10.3109/1040841X.2013.776511. Epub 2013 Aug 22. PMID: 23964706 
    3. Wang J, Hao H, Liu R, Ma Q, Xu J, Chen F, Cheng Y, Deng X. Comparative analysis of surface wax in mature fruits between Satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu) and 'Newhall' navel orange (Citrus sinensis) from the perspective of crystal morphology, chemical composition and key gene expression. Food Chem. 2014 Jun 15;153:177-85. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.12.021. Epub 2013 Dec 11. PMID: 24491718 
    4. Wen YQ, He F, Zhu BQ, Lan YB, Pan QH, Li CY, Reeves MJ, Wang J. Free and glycosidically bound aroma compounds in cherry (Prunus avium L.). Food Chem. 2014 Jun 1;152:29-36. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.11.092. Epub 2013 Nov 27. PMID: 24444903 
    5. Chen XJ, Wang Y, Liu LL, Shi HS, Wang J, Cui JF, Shum DH, Chan RC. The effect and mechanisms of implementation intentions on prospective memory in individuals with and without schizotypal personality features. Memory. 2014 Jun;22(4):349-59. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2013.792841. Epub 2013 May 1. PMID: 23634898
    6. Wang Y, Zhang D, Liu W, Zhang X, Yu S, Liu T, Zhang W, Zhu W, Wang J. Facile colorimetric method for simple and rapid detection of endotoxin based on counterion-mediated gold nanorods aggregation. Biosens Bioelectron. 2014 May 15;55:242-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2013.12.006. Epub 2013 Dec 11. PMID: 24388905 
    7. Gu S, Lu Y, Ding Y, Li L, Song H, Wang J, Wu Q. A droplet-based microfluidic electrochemical sensor using platinum-black microelectrode and its application in high sensitive glucose sensing. Biosens Bioelectron. 2014 May 15;55:106-12. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2013.12.002. Epub 2013 Dec 10. PMID: 24368227 
    8. Liu Y, Li X, Chen Z, Yu J, Wang F, Wang J. Characterization of structural and functional properties of fish protein hydrolysates from surimi processing by-products. Food Chem. 2014 May 15;151:459-65. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.11.089. Epub 2013 Nov 26. PMID: 24423557
    9. Qiao C, Li J, Wei XH, Wang JL, Wang YF, Liu XS. SRP gene is required for Helicoverpa armigera prophenoloxidase activation and nodulation response. Dev Comp Immunol. 2014 May;44(1):94-9. doi: 10.1016/j.dci.2013.11.016. Epub 2013 Dec 9. PMID: 24333441
    10. Wang JL, Zhang Q, Tang L, Chen L, Liu XS, Wang YF. Involvement of a pattern recognition receptor C-type lectin 7 in enhancing cellular encapsulation and melanization due to its carboxyl-terminal CRD domain in the cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera. Dev Comp Immunol. 2014 May;44(1):21-9. doi: 10.1016/j.dci.2013.11.002. Epub 2013 Nov 19. PMID: 24269901
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