Ms. Amy Wang is the Research Investigator of iGECE and also a Molecular and Cell Biologist. Latestly, Ms. Wang was a Research Scientist working for U.S.Army ERDC operation and business in environmental science. Ms. Wang was a Lab Manager and Senior Research Specialist in the Infectious Disease Program at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Ms. Wang has had an outstanding career with over 15 years research experience, and with over 20 co-authored refereed publications in scholastic and professional journals. She had worked at multiple top Medical Schools such as the Washington University, the University of Utah, and the University of Southern California. Her major expertise has been in the infectious disease such as HIV and Helicobacter pylori bacteria, she has also had good training and research experience in plant and microbe interaction using soybean as a model system. Ms. Wang was a Ph.D. student in Physiology at the Iowa State University, and also earned her M.S. degree in Biochemistry from the Iowa State University.

Representative Relavent Publications (Out of Over 20 Publications):
  1. Ballard TE., Wang X., Olekhnovich I., Koerner T., Seymour C., Salamoun J., Hoffman PS. , and Macdonald TL., 2011 : Synthesis and Antimicrobial Evaluation of Nitazoxanide-based Analogues: Identification of Selective and Broad Spectrum Activity. ChenMedChem, 6:362-377. 2011.

  2. Ballard TE., Wang X., Olekhnovich I., Koerner T., Seymour C., Kolling GL., Warthan M., Guerrant RL., Macdonald TL., Hoffman PS., 2010 : Biological Activity of modified and Exchanged 2-Amino-5-Nitrothiazole Amide Analogues. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 20:3537-3539. 2010.

  3. Dou D., Kale SD., Liu TL., Tang QH., Wang X., Arredondo FD., Basnayake S., Whisson S., Drenth A., Maclean D., Tyler BM., 2010 Different domains of Phytophthora sojae effector Avr4/6 are recognized by soybean resistance genes Rps4 and Rps6. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 23(4): 425-435.

  4. Tyler BM., Dou D., Kale SD., Jiang RHY., Chen Y., Wang Q., Wang X., Arredondo FD., and Wang Y., 2008 : The effector repertoire of Phytophthora sojae: structure, function and evolution. In Biology of Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions, Volume 6. Lorito M, Woo S, Scala F (eds), International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, St. Paul, Minnesota. 2008.

  5. Dou D., Kale SD., Wang X., Chen Y., Wang Q., Wang X., Jiang RHY., Arredondo FD., Anderson RG., Thakur PB., McDowell JM, Wang YC, and Tyler BM, 2008 : Conserved C-terminal motifs required for avirulence and suppression of cell death by Phytophthora sojae effector Avr1b. The Plant Cell, 20(4): 1118-1133. 2008.

  6. Dou D., Kale SD., Wang X, Jiang RHY., Bruce NA., Arredondo FD., Zhang X., and Tyler BM., 2008 : RXLR-Mediated Entry of Phytophthora sojae Effector Avr1b into Soybean Cells Does Not Require Pathogen-Encoded Machinery. The Plant Cell, 20(7): 1930-1947. 2008.

  7. Plikus M., Wang WP., Liu J, Wang X., Jiang TX., and Chuong CM., 2004 : Morpho-regulation of ectodermal organs: integument pathology and phenotypic variations in K14-Noggin engineered mice through modulation of bone morphogenic protein pathway. American Journal of Pathology, 164(3):1099-114. 2004.

  8. Lewis DS., Oren S., Wang X., Moyer ML., Beitz DC., Knight TJ., and Mott MG., 2000 : Developmental changes in cholesterol 7a- and 27-hydroxylases in piglet. Journal of Animal Science, 78:943-951. 2000.

  9. Wang X., Oren SL., Knight TJ., Lewis DS., and Beitz DC., 1996 : Feeding increases hepatic mitochondrial cholesterol 27-hydroxylase in suckling piglets. FASEB Journal (Journal of Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology), 10: A125. 1996.

  10. Oren SL., Wang X., Knight TJ., Beitz DC., and Lewis DS., 1996 : Development of cholesterol 7a- hydroxylase in piglets. FASEB Journal. 10: A126. 1996.