Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences
Professor Bing Wang, neonatologist, neurodevelopmental & molecular biologist, animal physiologist and nutritionist, received her Medical Doctor degree from Tianjin Medical University, China, and a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Sydney, Australia. Currently Prof Wang is an Honorary Associate in the School of Molecular & Biosciences at the University of Sydney, Adjunct Professor at Xiamen University, P.R. China and a registered nutritionist in Australia. Professor Wang has led the Nutritional Neurodevelopment Research programs in both academia and industry before being recruited to Charles Sturt University in December 2012.
Her areas of expertise includes molecular & cell biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, neuroimaging (MRI & MRS) and cognitive function assessment in both animal and humans. She is well accomplished in translating basic science discovery to human clinical trials for the development of functional food products. She has made major contributions to the field of Nutritional Neurobiology and Glycobiology, and thus has emerged as an internationally recognized leader on the nutritional significance of human milk sialylglycoconjugates and brain cognitive development.
A key area of interest in Professor Wang's research program is centred in the area of molecular biochemistry & molecular biology with an emphasis on nutritional Glycobiology/Sialobiology and brain function. The overall goal of her research program is to elucidate the molecular and cellular basis of how nutrient components alter metabolic responses important in health and disease prevention from fetus to late life. Her particular interest is in neurodevelopment, cognitive function, eye and vision function, gut-brain axis for brain cognitive function using piglet as an animal model. Her research team also has experience in translating basic science discoveries to human and animal clinical trials for the development of functional foods.