Meet UNMC New Investigator Jing (Jenny) Wang, Ph.D.

April 25, 2011

UNMC researcher Jing (Jenny) Wang, Ph.D., answers questions about her work, life and interests.

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Jing (Jenny) Wang, Ph.D.
NOTE: This profile is part of a series highlighting the 24 researchers who will be honored at a May 2 ceremony for UNMC's 2010 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator award recipients.

  • Name: Jing (Jenny) Wang, Ph.D.
  • Title: assistant professor in the Eppley Institute
  • Joined UNMC: 2007
  • Hometown: Wuhan, China

Describe your research in laymen's terms.

My lab studies the mechanisms of cancer metastasis and identifies molecular targets for cancer treatment.

How does your research contribute to science and/or health care?

Our research will not only provide mechanistic insight of regulation of cancer metastasis but also hopefully identify new targets for therapeutic intervention.

Name someone at UNMC who provides vital contributions to your success and briefly describe how they help you.

Dr. Michael Brattain has been a very supportive mentor to help me in many different ways. Other faculty members in the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center are vital resources for my research.

List three things few people know about you.

  • I am a good cook.
  • I am a shy person.
  • I love ballroom dancing.

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