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Published in This Week on January 28, 2013

Medicine, Dentistry faculty welcome Wang

Wang realDr. Niping Wang, a hospital dental fellow and postdoctoral research fellow at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor.

It is a joint appointment between the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences in the School of Medicine and the Department of Periodontics in the School of Dentistry.

After receiving the bachelor's degree in dentistry in 2000 and the M.S. in clinical pharmacology in 2003 from Anhui Medical University, China, Wang earned the Ph.D. in anatomy at UMMC in 2010.

She served as a teaching assistant In the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences from 2006-07 and in 2009, was a hospital dental fellow/instructor in the School of Dentistry's Department of Advanced General Dentistry from 2010-12 and has been a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior since 2012.

An active member of the American Association of Anatomists, the Society for Neuroscience, the American Dental Educational Association and the Academy of General Dentistry, Wang has authored or coauthored more than two dozen articles in peer-reviewed professional publications.

Her research interests include the neuroanatomy of the trigeminal system and the oculomotor system, the molecular mechanism of alcoholism, anti-inflammatory and analgesic pharmacology and educational pharmacology.

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