Yong Xiao Wang
Professor, Center for Cardiovascular Sciences, Albany Medical College
Dr. Yong-Xiao Wang is from Wannan Medical University, China 1990 and a PhD from Fourth Military Medical University, China.
Intracellular Ca+2 acts as a key signal to initiate and maintain numerous cellular functions. The Ca+2 signaling has spatiotemporal patterns and levels, which are generated and controlled by intracellular Ca+2 release channels and plasmalemmal Ca+2-permeable channels. Our main research interests are to define: 1) the cellular and molecular mechanisms that control and regulate intracellular Ca+2 release and plasmalemmal Ca+2 influx, 2) the roles of intracellular Ca+2 as a signal in cellular responses, and 3) the cellular and molecular processes coupling Ca+2 signaling to Ca+2-activated ion channels, particularly in smooth muscle cells under physiological and pathological conditions.