Wenping Wang, Ph.D.

Wenping Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral fellow, Wu Laboratory


Dr. Wenping Wang earned his B.S. in traditional Chinese medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Bologna.

His graduate work focused on metabolic alterations induced by mitochondrial impairments and revealing key metabolic dependencies of cancer cells with dysfunctional mitochondria. In 2019, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Ning Wu at Van Andel Institute as a postdoctoral fellow.


Current research focus

Cell signaling and metabolism.

Education & Training

Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology, University of Bologna (Advisor: Dr. Romana Fato)
Thesis: Defective oxidative phosphorylation induced by CoQ10 depletion reshaped cancer metabolism: Implications for cancer targeting

M.S. in pharmaceutical science, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

B.S. in traditional Chinese medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine


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Wang WP, Kang Q, Liu N, Zhang Y, Li H, Zhao B, Chen Y, Lan Y, Ma Q, Wu Q. 2015. Enhanced dissolution rate and oral bioavailability of Ginkgo biloba extract by preparing solid dispersion via hot-melt extrusion. Fitoterapia 102:189–197.

Wang WP, Liu N, Kang Q, Du PP, Lan Y, Zhao BC, Chen YY, Zhang Q, Wu Q. 2014. Simultaneous determination by UPLC-MS/MS of seven bioactive compounds in rat plasma after oral administration of Ginkgo biloba tablets: application to a pharmacokinetic study. J of Zhejiang Univ Sci B 15(11): 929–939.