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Yudong Wang, PhD

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4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5070 Phone
412-692-6472 Fax

Education and Training

Graduate School:

1981 School of Biological Sciences, Beijing Agricultural University
1987 PhD, School of Biological Sciences, Beijing Agricultural University

Post Graduate School:

1994 Medical School, West Virginia University


  • The Mitochondria Research Society


  • Competitive award as National Research Council Senior Fellow, National Institute of Occupational Diseases and Health Safety
  • Award of Excellence in Teaching, Department of Research of Beijing Agricultural University
  • Competitive grant, Department of Agriculture of People’s Republic of China—the largest grant awarded by Department of Agriculture at that time
  • National Second-Class Merit Award, State Education Commission of People’s Republic of China


  • Goetzman ES, Wang Y, He M, Mohsen AW, Ninness BK, Vockley J. Expression and characterization of mutations in human very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase using a prokaryotic system. Mol Genet Metab. 2007 Jun;91(2):138-47. Epub 2007 Mar 19.
  • Yudong Wang, K. Murali Krishna Rao, and Eugene Demchuk. 2003.  Topographical Organization of the N-Terminal Segment of Lung Pulmonary Surfactant Protein B (SP-B1-25) in a Phospholipids Bilayer.  Biochemistry. Volume 42, Number 14, Pages 4015-4027
  • Yudong Wang, and  Diana S. Beattie. 1992.  Binding of DCCD to Aspartate-155 or Glutamate-166 of Cytochrome b6 in a Cytochrome bf complex Isolated from Spinach Thylakoids.  Biochemistry. 31: 8455-8459.

    View Dr. Wang's full list of publications from PubMed.

Research Interests

  • Investigating role of “vicious cycle” theory of mitochondria in apoptosis processing
  • Relationship between environmental factors and mitochondria dysfunction and mtDNA damage
  • Functional change of mitochondria in carcinogenic cells
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February 6, 2009
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February 6, 2009