PHILADELPHIA (November 26, 2018) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Y. Lynn Wang, MD, PhD, FCAP, as a professor of Pathology.
Clinically, Wang is a board-certified molecular pathologist who specializes in the development and interpretation of molecular and genomic clinical assays including
next-gen sequencing assays. She comes to Fox Chase from the University of Chicago, where she was a professor of Pathology and the founding director of the Genomic and Molecular Pathology Division. She also held appointments as a member of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center. She was an elected officer of the Association for Molecular Pathology.
Wang is also a physician scientist. As part of her transition, the Wang Lab was relocated to Fox Chase from the University of Chicago. As a principal investigator, Wang leads several translational research projects on aberrant signal transduction pathways in B-cell lymphoma and leukemia.
Wang earned her MD from the Beijing Medical University and the University of the State of New York, and her PhD in molecular biology/biochemistry from Brandeis University. She completed postdoctoral research in cancer biology at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and, residency in clinical pathology as well as fellowship in molecular genetic pathology at the Hospital of the at the University of Pennsylvania. She served as the director of the Molecular Hematopathology Laboratory at Weill Cornell Medical College from 2002 to 2013 before joining the University of Chicago as a professor.
A widely published physician-scientist, Wang has made many contributions to peer-reviewed medical and scientific literature. Her work on B-cell receptor signaling and ibrutinib resistance have appeared in journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, Leukemia, JAMA Oncology, British Journal of Hematology, Oncogene, Blood Advances, and many others. She has presented her laboratory findings at numerous national and international meetings.