Dr. Mei Wan is the Frank J. Frassica Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Her primary research interest is to characterize the mechanisms by which the bone/bone marrow cells change their cell fate and how these changes contribute to skeletal disorders such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Another line of her research interest is to understand the mechanisms underlying the interplay between the skeleton and other organ systems such as vascular system and brain.
Dr. Wan earned her Ph.D. degree from Hebei Medical University in Shijiazhuang, China. She completed her postgraduate training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Wan was an Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
She serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and Bone Research. She served as a standing committee member on the VA Endocrinology-B Merit Review study section and has been on the committee of multiple NIH study section panels.