Dr. Hao Wang receives HSFC’s New Investigator Award

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has announced that Dr. Hao Wang is a recipient of the New Investigator Award. This award provides salary support for Canada's best young researchers - located in universities, hospitals and research institutes across Canada and abroad. Only ten scientists were selected to receive the Investigator Award this year.

Dr. Wang is the Director of the Experimental Microsurgery Program at University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, and a professor in the Departments of Surgery and Pathology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario.

Through his work, various experimental transplant models have been developed to bridge basic research and clinical application. Dr. Wang's research focus is aimed at understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of organ rejection as well as identifying effective and safe strategies to prevent it. Dr. Wang's group is also researching cross-species transplantation, which provides the foundation for future clinical xenotransplantation, among other research initiatives.