Shidong Wang

Shidong Wang

I am Shidong Wang from China. I graduated from Fudan University, Shanghai with a degree in Biological Science. I came to Vanderbilt and joined the IGP/VISP program in the summer of 2013. In the past I worked on metabolism and signal transduction related to cancer and various other diseases. I specifically studied the post-translational modification of metabolic enzymes and the role of metabolites. I joined Dr. John York's lab in April, 2014. My interest is to study the roles and functions of inositol signaling molecules as well as the functions of several enzymes in the inositol phosphates metabolic pathways. To address these questions I embrace methods from biochemistry, molecular biology, mass spectrometry to genetic engineering (CRISPR), microscopy and structural biology. I am excited about the future of my graduate study, and I am happy that I can receive comprehensive training in Vanderbilt for my future career.
 
In my spare time I enjoying listening to music, from metal music, rock music to blues, electronic and trip hop. I also spend time practicing guitar a lot. I would say that Nashville is a perfect city to live in and Vanderbilt is one of the best places to start a career in biomedical research. On campus, I can meet with many brilliant scientists, while out of school, I often meet musicians and producers. Life here is full of fun, challenge and excitement.