Dr. Angie Qian Wang

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Dr. Angie Qian Wang

Dr. Angie Qian Wang

Assistant Professor of Biology

Ph.D., Texas A&M University
M.S., B.Eng., Lanzhou University of Technology, China

AnWang@jbu.edu

Dr. Qian (Angie) Wang came to John Brown University in 2017 as Assistant Professor of Biology. She teaches courses in Cell Biology, and Anatomy & Physiology.

Dr. Wang works with undergraduate students on her ongoing research in neural mechanisms underlying mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. Working in her newly built and furnished lab, she currently uses rodent forced swimming test combining with fluorescent microscopy to measure the activities of interneurons during depression-like behavior and under the influence of antidepressants. The lab team is inspecting several brain regions involved in depression and anxiety.

The research students participate in presenting review mini-lectures, published papers and their own lab results. They are exposed to basic techniques in neuroscience such as animal behavior, brain slicing and fluorescent microscopy. Research students are also involved in experimental design and other brain-storming activities.

Dr. Wang uses her spare time to continue her studies in Theology and to play musical instruments. She also enjoys listening to classical music, reading, traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends.