WuQiang Fan was born and raised in China. He began medical training at the School of Medicine, Zhejiang University. He obtained his M.D. degree in 1997. He practiced as an Endocrinologist and Diabetologist at Renji Hospital affiliated with Jiaotong University in Shanghai until 2001. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, located in Fukuoka, Japan in 2005. He then performed two years of postdoctoral research work that was funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at Kyushu University. In 2007, Dr. Fan relocated to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD, La Jolla, Calif, USA), where he works in the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine of UCSD. Furthermore, his research covers areas of diabetes, obesity, endocrine-related prostate and breast cancer, and environmental endocrine disruption. He has been conducting researches on transcriptional regulations by nuclear receptors in the context of metabolic dyshomeostasis, endocrine-related cancers, and endocrine disruptions. By applying molecular approaches such as chromatin immunoprecipitation combined with massively parallel sequencing (ChIP-Seq), his current works focus on the molecular mechanisms of insulin resistance in adipose tissue and liver, with special focus on macrophage-mediated chronic adipose tissue inflammation.
Biography Updated on 17 January 2011