Dr. Wang received her PhD in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Indiana University in 2006, working in the laboratory of Dr. Grant Nicol on the role of Neurofibromine, nerve growth factor and Ras signaling cascade in controlling the excitability of sensory neurons. Postdoctoral training with Dr. Daniel Meldrum (Indiana University) focused on progenitor cell therapy against acute myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury. She joined the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2011, continuing to study the mechanisms and action of progenitor cells in tissue protection. She became interested in the biology of different types of stem cells and the underlying mechanisms involved in cardiac repair and wound healing. She has continued to study the paracrine factors/exosomes regulate pro-survival and pro-angiogenesis signaling with potential implication for tissue repair and regeneration.