Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Jianjun Wang, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Faculty Member


BE, Tianjin University, 1993 ME, Tianjin University, 1996

PhD, National University of Singapore, 2003


Research Interests

After obtaining his PhD in chemistry in 2003, Dr. Wang completed his first post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins in Singapore. He then moved to the United States in 2005 for further post-doctoral training and is currently working at the Center for Ultrasound Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics as a research assistant professor. His main focus is in the development of novel ultrasound contrast agent microbubbles for a myriad of applications, including in vivo imaging of therapeutic stem cells, the molecular-targeting of specific diseased tissues (such as ischemic heart tissue) with ligand-labeled microbubbles, and mediating the delivery of therapeutic genes and drugs to targeted tissues via microbubbles acting as delivery vehicles and ultrasound application.