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Jia-Wang Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine


Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

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Email: jwang@health.usf.edu
Phone: (813) 974-7521
Office: MDC, 4128
Mailing address Division of Allergy and Immunology 12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33612
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  • Post doc, Immunology, University of Pennsylvania, USA - 2000.
  • Post doc, Molecular Oncology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China - 1996.
  • PHD, Virology & Molecular Biology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China - 1994.
  • MSc, Genetics, Sichuan University, ChengDu, People's Republic of China - 1989.
    Interdisciplinary & Emerging Signature Programs
    Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease.
    Research Summary

    MicroRNAs (miRs) are ~22 nucleotides long non-coding RNAs that inhibit mRNA translation by the base pairing rule at the accuracy of one base. As each miR may regulate hundreds of genes, and each gene may be regulated by multiple miRs, it is believed that most human genes and the entire spectrum of biological pathways are tightly and delicately controlled by the miRNome. Deregulation of miRs may contribute to various diseases. We work on inflammation regulators responsive to lipopolysaccharide stimulation (Science 2002 295:2094-7, J Immunol 2001 166:4586-95, Oncogene 2004 23:4089-97). We found that SH2-containing inositol phosphatase (SHIP) plays an important role in two processes that limit the success of allogeneic marrow transplantation: graft rejection and graft-versus-host disease using Cre/loxP conditional knockout mouse models, and discovered a novel gene: LPS-responsive beige-like anchor (Lrba) that may be involved in leading intracellular vesicles to activated receptor complexe


    Lab Link:  http://www.usfinternalmedicine.com

    Selected Publications
  • Wang JW, Wang A, Li K, Wang B, Jin S, Reiser M, Lockey RF. CRISPR/Cas9 nuclease cleavage combined with Gibson assembly for seamless cloning. BioTechniques. 58(4) : 161-70, 2015.
  • Michelle A. Reiser, Jia-Wang Wang, Kunyu Li, Richard F. Lockey. LRBA Subcellular Localization: Evidence Of The LRBA's Role In Vesicle Trafficking From The Golgi To Cell Membrane and Endocytosis (meeting abstract) Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 133(2) : AB284, 2014.
  • Mark C. Glaum, Eileen Rifkin, Jia-Wang Wang, Richard F. Lockey, Dennis K. Ledford. Real-Time PCR Quantification Of Virginia Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) Pollen (meeting abstract) Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 133(2) : AB18, 2014.
  • Jia-Wang Wang, Michelle A. Reiser, Kunyu Li, Eileen Rifkin, Bangmei Wang, Narasaiah Kolliputi, Richard F. Lockey. LRBA Causes Immunodeficiency and Autoimmunity By Deregulating NFkB-Mediated Multiple Immune Effectors Critical For B Cell Activation (meeting abstract) Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 133(2) : AB251, 2014.
  • Jia-Wang Wang, Kunyu Li, Gary Hellermann, Richard F. Lockey, Subhra Mohapatra, Shyam Mohapatra. MIR-150 Suppresses Lung Inflammation in a Mouse Model of Experimental Asthma (meeting abstract) World Allergy Organ J. 5: S26, 2012.
  • Jia-Wang Wang, Kunyu Li, Richard F. Lockey, Subhra Mohapatra, Shyam Mohapatra. A Highly Sensitive and Specific Universal Mirna Profiling Method (meeting abstract) World Allergy Organ J. 5: S55, 2012.
  • Wang, Jia-wang; Li, Kunyu; Hellermann, Gary; Lockey, Richard F; Mohapatra, Subhra; Mohapatra, Shyam. Regulating the Regulators: microRNA and Asthma World Allergy Organization Journal. 4 (6) : 94-103, 2011.
  • Zhang W, Cao X, Chen D, Wang JW, Yang H, Wang W, Mohapatra S, Hellermann G, Kong X, Lockey RF, Mohapatra SS. Plasmid-encoded NP73-102 modulates atrial natriuretic peptide receptor signaling and plays a critical role in inducing tolerogenic dendritic cells. Genetic vaccines and therapy. 9(1) : 3, 2011.
  • Wang JW, Cheng JQ. A simple method for profiling miRNA expression. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 414: 183-90, 2008.
  • Yang H, Kong W, He L, Zhao JJ, O'Donnell JD, Wang J, Wenham RM, Coppola D, Kruk PA, Nicosia SV, Cheng JQ. MicroRNA expression profiling in human ovarian cancer: miR-214 induces cell survival and cisplatin resistance by targeting PTEN. Cancer research. 68(2) : 425-33, 2008.
  • Wang JW, Gamsby JJ, Highfill SL, Mora LB, Bloom GC, Yeatman TJ, Pan TC, Ramne AL, Chodosh LA, Cress WD, Chen J, Kerr WG. Deregulated expression of LRBA facilitates cancer cell growth. Oncogene. 23(23) : 4089-97, 2004.
  • Ghansah T, Paraiso KH, Highfill S, Desponts C, May S, McIntosh JK, Wang JW, Ninos J, Brayer J, Cheng F, Sotomayor E, Kerr WG. Expansion of myeloid suppressor cells in SHIP-deficient mice represses allogeneic T cell responses. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 173(12) : 7324-30, 2004.
  • Wang JW, Howson JM, Ghansah T, Desponts C, Ninos JM, May SL, Nguyen KH, Toyama-Sorimachi N, Kerr WG. Influence of SHIP on the NK repertoire and allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Science (New York, N.Y.). 295(5562) : 2094-7, 2002.
  • Wang JW, Howson J, Haller E, Kerr WG. Identification of a novel lipopolysaccharide-inducible gene with key features of both A kinase anchor proteins and chs1/beige proteins. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 166(7) : 4586-95, 2001.
  • Tu Z, Ninos JM, Ma Z, Wang JW, Lemos MP, Desponts C, Ghansah T, Howson JM, Kerr WG. Embryonic and hematopoietic stem cells express a novel SH2-containing inositol 5'-phosphatase isoform that partners with the Grb2 adapter protein. Blood. 98(7) : 2028-38, 2001.

  • Positions Held

  • Austin Journal of Clinical Immunology (Editorial board member, 2013 - Present)
  • Moffitt Cancer Biology and Evolution Program (Collaborator Member, 2012 - Present)
  • The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (Member, 2006 - Present)

  • Patents & Licensing
  • Micro-RNAS Modulating Immunity and Inflammation United States Patent Application (Shyam S Mohapatra, Jia-Wang Wang - 2013)
  • 1. LPS-Responsive CHS1/Beige-Like Anchor Gene and Therapeutic Applications (William G. Kerr, Jia-Wang Wang - 2010)

  • Profile last modified on 08/22/2015