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Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurosurgery
BioWilford Zhiyu Wang is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Toronto in 2021 and joined Stanford in 2022. His research focuses on the drug discovery for the proteopathy and immunopathy of Alzheimer's disease. As a novel approach, his study intends to ameliorate disease progression through the immune system using small molecules. He identified one novel anti-inflammatory compound that enhances autophagy through mTOR and promotes ER-turnover through TEX264 during Alzheimer-associated neuroinflammation.
He has strong interest in Alzheimer-related research, including toxic protein misfolding and neuroinflammation. He is currently working on the assay developments for hit identification, target engagement, and mechanism-of-action (MOA) study, aiming to identify a drug candidate for neurological disorders.