Dr. Huimin Wang is a Professor of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at East China Normal University. And she is also a joint faculty at NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science at NYU Shanghai.
Dr. Wang graduated from the Medical School of Zhejiang University in 1988 and became a pediatrician in the Children’s Hospital affiliated to the Medical School of Zhejiang University. In 1993 she joined the graduate program of pharmacology at Rutgers University (the State University of New Jersey), where she worked with Dr. Leroy F. Liu, who is a pioneer in DNA topoisomerases, on the role of ATP in chemomodulation of topoisomerase II. During her post-doctoral training at Princeton University with Dr. Joe Z. Tsien, she developed an in vivo protein knock out technology and studied the molecular signals during different stages of memory processes (1999-2004). Prior to join East China Normal University, she worked at Boston University as a visiting Scholar. Her research is mainly focused on understanding the molecular and neuronal mechanisms underlying learning and memory, specifically the retrieval and reconsolidation processes of the long-term memory. Her lab is also working on the immunomodulatory mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Wang has published many research articles in leading journals, including Neuron, Current Biology, Nature Communication and PNAS.
Dr. Wang has been serving as Chair of IRB at ECNU as well as Vice-chair of IRB at NYU Shanghai for many years.