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Senior Scientist, Laboratory Director
Nutrition and Cancer Biology Laboratory
Phone: (617) 556-3130
Fax: (617) 556-3344
xiang-dong.wang@tufts.edu

 

 

Education
M.D., Medicine, Peking University
Ph.D., Nutrition, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Research Focus
Mechanistically understand the cancer-promoting role of tobacco smoking, chronic alcohol intake, and high fat/sugar consumption; and 2) Molecular mechanisms underlying the anti-carcinogenic role of the bioactive components of fruits/vegetables and to develop the complementary dietary agents to prevent cancer development.

Academic Appointments
Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Selected Professional Affiliations
• American Society of Nutrition
• American Association for Cancer Research
• International Carotenoid Society
• International Society of Biomedical Research on Alcoholism
• Associate Editor, Advances in Nutrition, American Society of Nutrition
• Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Hepatobilinary Surgery and Nutrition

Current Research Projects
• ARS: Molecular Targets of Tomato Carotenoids and Their Metabolites in Cancer
• NIFA: Bioactive Components of Tomato and Their Anti-inflammatory Action
• NIFA: Mechanistic Understanding Healthy Benefits of Food Rich in Beta-cryptoxanthin Against Fatty Liver

All Publications