Arizona State University
Xu Wang is an assistant professor in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University in the USA. His research interests are in the studies of biophysical and biochemical mechanisms of cellular processes, especially those modulated by complex carbohydrates. Dr. Wang received his B.S. and Ph. D. from University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. His graduate study focused on elucidating proteins’ interactions with ligands using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR).
After graduation, he continued his training at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center in Athens, Georgia. During this time, he became interested in biological phenomena involving glycans. The current focus of his research is in understanding how proteins’ interact with and recognize the polysaccharide glycosaminoglycan, and how these interactions lead to changes in the cellular machinery that underlie important processes such as inflammation, blood coagulation and stem cell maintenance.