Dr. Fang Wang is currently a postdoctoral fellow in University of Kentucky working on metabolism disorder-induced cardiovascular disease. She used to study the maternal diabetes-related birth defects (neural tube defects and congenital heart defects) in University of Maryland for three years. She and her colleges point out that fetus exposed to maternal hyperglycemia exhibits high incidence of birth defects mostly because of excessive cell apoptosis. The overproduction of ROS by hyperglycemia will destroy functional organelles in the cell, such as mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum, and finally corrupt the cell. Now Dr. Fang Wang joined in University of Kentucky to study the effect and molecular mechanism of drug abused during gestation on the development of fetus or even next generation.
Fang Wang Research interests are Congenital birth defects, effect of prenatal drug exposure on the cardiovascular disease of next generation.