Dr. Jianwei Wang is currently Principle Investigator in the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Tsinghua University. He obtained his bachelor degree in Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2002 and master degree in Peking Union Medical College in 2007 and doctor degree in Ulm University in 2012. After finishing postdoc training in Leibniz Institute for Aging Research, Dr. Wang joined Tsinghua University as an independent principal investigator in School of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the beginning of 2016. Dr. Wang mainly focused on hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) aging and developed innovative strategy to identify checkpoint limiting HSC aging and differentiation skewing with aging. Most of his research result is published on well-recognized journal, for example Cell, Nature Cell Biology, Blood.
2) Aging associated impairments in hemato-lymphopoiesis are associated with DNA damage accumulation and reduced maintenance of lymphoid-biased hematopoietic stem cells (Ly-biased HSCs). We identifies Period circadian protein 2 (Per2) as a critical factor limiting the maintenance of HSCs in response to DNA damage and aging. Under these conditions, Per2 is activated predominantly in Ly-biased HSCs and stimulates DNA damage signaling and p53-dependent apoptosis in hematopoietic cells. Per2 deletion ameliorates replications stress and DNA damage responses in hematopoietic cells thereby improving the maintenance of Ly-biased HSCs, lymphopoiesis, and immune function in aging mice without increasing the accumulation of DNA damage. Per2 deficient mice retain Batf/p53-dependent induction of differentiation of HSCs in response to DNA damage and exhibit an elongated lifespan without increases in cancer. Together, these results identify Per2 as a negative regulator of Ly-biased HSCs and immune functions in response to DNA damage and aging.
1.Jianwei Wang, Yohei Morita, Bing Han and Karl Lenhard Rudolph. Per2 induction limits lymphoid-biased hematopoietic stem cells and immune function in the context of DNA damage and aging. (Nat Cell Biol. 2016 May;18(5):480-90)
2.Jianwei Wang, Xin Lu, Vadim Sakk, Christoph A. Klein, and Karl Lenhard Rudolph. Senescence and apoptosis block hematopoietic activation of quiescent hematopoietic stem cells with short telomeres. Blood. 2014 Nov 20;124(22):3237-40.
3.Tobias Sperka*, Jianwei Wang* & K. Lenhard Rudolph. DNA damage checkpoints in stem cells, aging and cancer. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology. 2012; 23:579-590. (*Equal contribution)
4.Jianwei Wang, Qian Sun, Yohei Morita, Hong Jiang, et al. A differentiation checkpoint limiting hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal in response to DNA damage. Cell. 2012;148(5):1001-1014.
5.Jianwei Wang, Hartmut Geiger, K. Lenhard Rudolph. Immunoaging induced by hematopoietic stem cell aging. Current Opinion in Immunology. 2011;23(4):532-536.
6.Jianwei Wang*, Hu Wang*, Jingzhou Chen, Xiaojian Wang, Kai Sun, Yibo Wang, Jizheng, Hui Rutai. GADD45B Inhibits MKK7-induced Cardiac Hypertrophy and is Associated with Hypertropic Cardiomyopathy. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008; 372(4):623-628. (*Equal contribution)
7.Jianwei Wang, Fu Chunyan, Hui Rutai. The Potential Role of GADD45-βGene in the Development of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Molecular Cardiology of China. 2005;5(4):616-618.
8.Zhangfa Song, Jianwei Wang, Luis Miguel Guachalla, Grzegorz Terszowski, Hans-Reimer Rodewald, Zhenyu Ju, and K. Lenhard Rudolph. Alterations of the systemic environment are the primary cause of impaired B and T lymphopoiesis in telomere-dysfunctional mice. BLOOD. 2010;115(8):1481148-9.
9.Hong Jiang, Eric Schiffer, Zhangfa Song, Jianwei Wang, Petra Zürbig, Kathrin Thedieck, Suzette Moes, Heike Bantel, Nadja Saal, Justyna Jantos, Meiken Brecht, Paul Jenö, Michael N. Hall, Klaus Hager, Michael P. Manns, Hartmut Hecker, Arnold Ganser, Konstanze Döhner, Andrzej Bartke, Christoph Meissner, Harald Mischak, Zhenyu Ju, and K. Lenhard Rudolph. Proteins induced by telomere dysfunction and DNA damage represent biomarkers of human aging and disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105(32):11299–04.
10.Shuxia Wang, Yubao Zou, Chunyan Fu, Xiqi Xu, Jizheng Wang, Lei Song, Hu Wang, Jingzhou Chen, Jianwei Wang, Tujun Huan, Rutai Hui. Worse prognosis with gene mutations of beta-myosin heavy chain than myosin-binding protein C in Chinese patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Clin Cardiol. 2008;31(3):114-8
11.Yibo Wang, Weili Zhang, Yuhui Zhang, Yuejin Yang, Lizhong Sun, Shengshou Hu, Jilin Chen，Channa Zhang, Yi Zheng, Yisong Zhen, Kai Sun, Chunyan Fu, Tao Yang, Jianwei Wang, Jing Sun, Haiying Wu, Wayne C Glasgow, and Rutai Hui. VKORC1 Haplotypes are Associated with Arterial Vascular Diseases (Stroke, Coronary Heart Disease and Aortic Dissection). Circulation. 2006; 113(12):1615-21