Zhishan Wang, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
School of Medicine
Population and Cancer Prevention Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Information

Research Interests

Dr. Wang studies the mechanism of environmental mixture exposure carcinogenesis, identifying molecular markers/targets for early diagnosis and prevention of environmental exposure-caused lung cancer. The Wang laboratory currently has three research areas in environmental carcinogenesis: (1) Investigating molecular mechanism of environmental mixture exposure carcinogenesis; (2) Investigating epigenetic regulation of environmental carcinogen genotoxicity; (3) Identifying natural and synthetic compounds to develop mechanism-based strategies to prevent environmental carcinogenesis. In addition, we are also working on anti-cancer drug discovery and developing new cancer therapies that target critical signaling pathways regulating cancer stemness.