Dr. Wenzhang Wang received his PhD from Fudan University in China in 2011, and joined the Department of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University for postdoctoral training. He was promoted to Instructor of Pathology in 2017.
Mitochondria are instrumental in maintaining human brain homeostasis, and disturbed mitochondria associate with neuronal dysfunction and related pathology in neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Dr. Wang’s research focuses on mitochondrial abnormalities and related mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of these diseases.
Current projects include:
- The role of mitochondrial proteostasis in AD
- The apolipoprotein and mitochondrial dysfunction in AD
- Mitochondrial metal homeostasis in neurodegenerative diseases