Yanwen Wang

National Research Council Canada, Canada


Yanwen Wang received his Ph.D. training in the area of nutrition and metabolism in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada and graduated in 2001. Then, he started his Post-Doctoral training in the area of lipid metabolism and regulation in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. During this time, his research was focused on the efficacy and mechanisms of action of natural compounds/products on cholesterol and triacylglycerol absorption and metabolism. A unique research methodology and technique that he obtained is the stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry, which is used to measure cholesterol absorption and synthesis as well as triglyceride fatty acid synthesis in humans and animals. In 2004, Dr. Wang joined National Research Council Canada as an Assistant Research Officer and was promoted to Associate Research Officer four years later. Dr. Wang is interested in the effects and mechanisms of various natural compounds on hyperlipidemia, type-2 diabetes, and obesity using in vitro and in vivo research models, and biochemistry and molecular techniques. To date, he has presented his research results at over 50 international and national conferences and has published 46 research papers in peer reviewed journals. He has two patents (pending) and five new patent applications. Since 2004, Dr. Wang has received numerous research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CHIR), and from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Canadian ABIP networking, Seafood Processors Association, Shrimp Corporation and Aquaculture and Fisheries Research Initiative in Prince Edward Island (PEI), Innovation PEI, Plant for Health and Wellbeing Imitative, and private sectors.

Biography Updated on 7 August 2012

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