Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Professor Bing Wang

Professor Bing Wang

MD. PhD. RegNutr

Professor Bing Wang received her Medical Degree from the Tianjin Medical University, China with 13 years of clinical experience as a Neonatologist in the Deptartment of Paediatrics. She received her PhD. degree in Nutritional Science (Biochemistry) from the University of Sydney (USYD) and subsequently, has had 11 years of basic science discovery research at USYD. From July 2007 to Dec 2012, she was employed as a Senior Research Scientist and Program leader Cognitive Development Research Program at the Nestle Research Centre (NRC), Lausanne, Switzerland and Beijing China. She led Nutritional Neurodevelopment Research Programs in both academia and industry before joining Charles Sturt University (CSU) in December 2012.

Her research focuses on elucidating the molecular basis of how food components alter metabolic responses important in neurodevelopment, neurodevelopmental delay and disorder disease, cognitive function and growth performance from foetus to late life, and translating basic science discoveries to the applications.  She has emerged as an International leader on the significant role that human milk sialic acid-glycans play on brain development and cognition.

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Research

  • The nutritional significance of milk oligosaccharides in brain development ad cognitive functions.
  • The role of sialic acid glycans in meat quality and nutrition.
  • Characterization of glycoprotein concentration in porcine milk over lactation
  • Utility of chitosan oligosaccharides as functional feed additives for the Australian pig industry

Teaching

  • ASC223 Animal growth and Development
  • ASC423 Animal growth and development

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Read more on CSU Research Output (CRO)

  • Zhou ZK, Si X, Shang WT, Strappe P, Wang B, Bird A, Blanchard C. Gut Microbiome-Induced Shift of Acetate to Butyrate Positively Manages Dysbiosis in High Fat Diet. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2018 Feb;62(3). PMID: 29178599.
  • Wei JH, Wang ZA, Wang B, Jahan M, Wang ZF, Troy FA II, Du YG. Characterization of porcine milk oligosaccharides over lactation between primiparous and multiparous female pigs. Sci Report, 2018;8:4688, (correspond author). PMID: 29549280.
  • M Jahan, S Kracht, Y Ho, P Wynn, B Wang. Dietary lactoferrin supplementation to gilts during gestation and lactation improves pig production and immunity. PlosOne 2017;12(10):e0185817. 3.PMID:29023467.
  • Chen Y, Ren H, Zhang N, Troy II FA and Wang B. Biochemical Characterization and Analyses of Polysialic-Acid-Associated Carrier Proteins and Genes in Piglets during Neonatal Development. ChembioChem. 2017:18;1~10. PMID: 28444921.
  • Ji SN, Wang F, Yang CW, Zhang PW, Zhang XB, Troy FA II and Wang B. Developmental Changes in the Level of Free and Conjugated Sialic Acids, Neu5Ac, Neu5Gc and KDN in Different Organs of Pig: A LC-MS/MS Quantitative Analyses. Glycoconj J 2017;34:21-30. PMID: 27613535.
  • Wang B. Molecular determinants of milk lactoferrin as a bioactive compound in early neurodevelopment and cognition. J Pediatr 2016;173:S29-36. PMID: 27234408.
  • Jahan M, Wynn P, Wang B. Molecular Characterization of the Level of the Sialic Acids, Neu5Ac, Neu5Gc and KDN in Porcine Milk During Lactation. J Dairy Sci 2016;99:8431-8442. PMID: 27423948
  • Wang F, Xie BY, Wang B, and Troy FA II.  LC-MS/MS Glycomic Analyses of Free and Conjugated Forms of the Sialic Acids, Neu5Ac, Neu5Gc and KDN in Human Throat Cancers. Glycobiology 2015;25:1362–1374. PMID: 8.26206501
  • Zhu X, Zheng ZQ, Liu N, Zhang N, Chen Y, Troy II FA and Wang B. Molecular Characterization and Expression Analysis of ST8Sia II and IV in Piglets During Postnatal Development: Lack of Correlation between Transcription and Posttranslational Levels.  Glycoconj J 2015;32:715-28. PMID: 9.26452605
  • Chen Y, Zheng ZQ, Zhu X, Shi YJ, Tian DD, Liu N, Hüppi PS, Troy II1 FA, and Wang B. Lactoferrin Promotes Early Neurodevelopment and Cognition in Postnatal Piglets by Up-regulating the BDNF Signaling Pathway and Polysialylation. Mol Neurobio 2015 Aug;52(1):256-69. PMID: 25146846
  • Gan HA, Zhang QZ, Chen Y, Zhang H, Lin JZ, Kang TS, Zhang JX, Wang B. Development of New Population-averaged Standard Templates for Spatial Normalization and Segmentation of MR Images for Postnatal Piglet Brains. Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Dec;32(10):1396-402. PMID: 25179132.
  • Yang CW, Zhu X, Liu N, Chen Y, Gan HA, Troy II FA, Wang B. Lactoferrin up-regulates intestinal gene expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factors BDNF, UCHL1 and alkaline phosphatase activity to alleviate early weaning diarrhea in postnatal piglets. J Nutr Biochem 2014;25:834-42. PMID: 24824862.
  • Somm E, Larvaron P, van de Looij Y, Toulotte A, Chatagner A, Metairon S, Mansourian R, Raymond F, Gruetter F, Wang B, Sizonenko S and Hoppi P. Protective effects of maternal nutritional supplementation with lactoferrin on growth and brain metabolism. J Peditr Res 2014 Jan;75(1-1):51-61. PMID: 24213624
  • Chen Y, Pan LL, Liu N, Troy II FA and Wang B. LC-MS/MS Quantification of Neu5Ac, Neu5Gc and KDN Levels in Urine and Potential Relationship with Dietary Sialic Acid Intake and Disease in 3~5 Years Old Children. Bri J Nutr 2013;5:1-10. PMID: 23915700.
  • Wang B. Molecular Mechanism Underlying Sialic Acid as an Essential Nutrient for Brain Development and Cognition. Adv Nutr. 2012;3:4655-4725. PMID: 22585926
  • Chen HJ, Wang P, Han YF; Ma J; Troy II FA; Wang B. Evaluation of dietary intake of lactating women in China and its potential impact on the health of mothers and infants. BMC Women's Health 2012;12:18. PMID: 22800437.

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