Zhong Wang, Ph.D.

Professor, Cardiac Surgery


NCRC, Bldg 26, Room 341S
2800 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


(734) 763-3691

Primary Website

Michigan Medicine Profile

Research Interests

The long-term goal of the Wang laboratory is to develop heart therapies to effectively prolong and improve the life of patients with cardiovascular disease. To achieve this goal, we focus on epigenetic regulation in heart disease, heart repair, and heart regeneration with three major research directions: 1), define essential cross-talks between histone acetylation and acetyl-CoA-mediated energy metabolism in heart repair and regeneration; 2), identify epigenetic and post-translational modification mechanism and related molecules in stimulating reprogramming of fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes for heart regeneration; and 3), explore novel strategies combining optimal cardiovascular cell types and bioengineering/biomaterials for heart cell therapy.

Research Areas:

Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, Functional and Molecular Imaging, Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine