Meet UNMC New Investigator Awardee Guangshun Wang, Ph.D.

May 11, 2012

UNMC researcher Guangshun Wang, Ph.D., answers questions about his work, life and interests.

NOTE: This profile is part of a series to highlight the 23 researchers who will be honored May 22 at a ceremony for UNMC's 2011 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator award recipients.

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Guangshun Wang, Ph.D.
  • Name: Guangshun Wang, Ph.D.
  • Title: Assistant professor of pathology and microbiology
  • Joined UNMC: 2002
  • Hometown: Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China

Describe your research in laymen's terms.

We are designing new compounds to fight drug-resistant staph infections, HIV-AIDS and cancer.

How do you want your research to translate to benefit patients?

Superbugs such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are difficult to kill. We want to find new compounds to control such resistant bacteria.

What is the best piece of advice anyone ever gave you, professional or personal?

The best advice was given by my Ph.D. adviser, Professor Robert J. Cushley, who told me to do original research and have fun!

List three things few people know about you.

  • In my family, I am the first to reach North America.
  • I used to walk several miles to my middle school.
  • Now I enjoy driving.

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sue anson
May 14, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Welcome to the States, and good luck in your endeavors!