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Bruce Wang, MD

Assistant Professor

513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117

My lab studies how the different cell types in the liver, in particular the hepatocyte, are generated during development, patterned and maintained during adulthood, and regenerate after injury. Our long-term goals are to improve the understanding of liver disease pathophysiology and develop novel methods of treatment for liver diseases, including cell replacement therapy. Currently, we have two major research focuses: 1) understanding the biology of adult hepatocyte stem cells and 2) developing a liver cell atlas. We take innovative and integrated approaches to address these two areas using the tools of stem cell biology, developmental biology, genomics and tissue engineering.

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
Stanford University / HHMI Postdoctoral Fellow Developmental Biology (Lab of Roel Nusse) 2016
University of California San Francisco Fellowship Division of Gastroenterology 2011
University of California San Francisco Residency Department of Medicine 2009
University of California San Francisco M.D. School of Medicine 2007
Stanford University BAS Biological Sciences and Philosophy 2000

Awards and Honors

2016   Career Award for Medical Scientists, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, 2016-2021
2006   Dean's Prize in Research, UCSF School of Medicine, 2006

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Recent Articles (10)

Gou EW, Balwani M, Bissell DM, Bloomer JR, Bonkovsky HL, Desnick RJ, Naik H, Phillips JD, Singal AK, Wang B, Keel S, Anderson KE. Pitfalls in Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin Measurement for Diagnosis and Monitoring of Protoporphyrias. Clin Chem. 2015 Dec; 61(12):1453-6.

Wang B, Zhao L, Fish M, Logan CY, Nusse R. Self-renewing diploid Axin2(+) cells fuel homeostatic renewal of the liver. Nature. 2015 Aug 13; 524(7564):180-5.

Bissell DM, Wang B. Acute Hepatic Porphyria. J Clin Transl Hepatol. 2015 Mar; 3(1):17-26.

Cascino MD, McNabb B, Gardner DG, Woeber KA, Fox AN, Wang B, Fix OK. Acute liver failure with thyrotoxicosis treated with liver transplantation. Endocr Pract. 2013 May-Jun; 19(3):e57-60.

Malato Y, Naqvi S, Schürmann N, Ng R, Wang B, Zape J, Kay MA, Grimm D, Willenbring H. Fate tracing of mature hepatocytes in mouse liver homeostasis and regeneration. J Clin Invest. 2011 Dec; 121(12):4850-60.

Wang B, Dolinski BM, Kikuchi N, Leone DR, Peters MG, Weinreb PH, Violette SM, Bissell DM. Role of alphavbeta6 integrin in acute biliary fibrosis. Hepatology. 2007 Nov; 46(5):1404-12.

Wang B, Dhaliwal G, Sleisenger MH. Six decades of progress and change in hospital medicine, 1947-2007. Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 2007; 70(1):10-5.

Jakubowski A, Ambrose C, Parr M, Lincecum JM, Wang MZ, Zheng TS, Browning B, Michaelson JS, Baetscher M, Baestcher M, Wang B, Bissell DM, Burkly LC. TWEAK induces liver progenitor cell proliferation. J Clin Invest. 2005 Sep; 115(9):2330-40.

Winter CG, Wang B, Ballew A, Royou A, Karess R, Axelrod JD, Luo L. Drosophila Rho-associated kinase (Drok) links Frizzled-mediated planar cell polarity signaling to the actin cytoskeleton. Cell. 2001 Apr 6; 105(1):81-91.

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