Kuan Wang PhD Director of Nanomedicine Program
Institute of Biological Chemistry & Institute of Physics
Dr. Kuan Wang is currently Director of Nanomedicine Program and Distinguished Research Fellow of Institute of Biological Chemistry and Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He was the Lab Chief of the Laboratory of Muscle Biology and Section Head of the Muscle Proteomics and Nanotechnology Section at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH until August 2010. Dr. Wang is one of the founding members of the American Society for Nanomedicine and is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors.
Dr. Wang has made significant contributions to the study of muscle biology and cell motility, including the discovery and naming of five new cytoskeletal proteins (filamin, titin, nebulin, P235 (talin) and nebulette) important in assembly, regulation and dysfunction of the cytomatrix in cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscles and in non-‐muscle cells. Dr. Wang’s discovery of a giant elastic protein titin, the largest protein in human genome, led to a whole field of inquiries, including the elasticity in protein function, the mechanical stress sensing and transduction in cellular signaling and the interplay between mechanical force and molecular interactions. Under Dr. Wang’s mentoring at Academia Sinica, Taiwan a team of biologists, chemists, engineers, and physicists work together closely with collaborators at other institutions to develop new therapeutics and drug delivery techniques.