Dentistry and Medical Sciences
Dr Shaoyu Wang is an accomplished researcher, educator, and leader in the fields of biomedical research, anatomy, and (bio)medical education. He holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (Honours) from Shanxi Agricultural University and a PhD from Western Sydney University (WSU). He worked at domestic and international universities, including Emory University School of Medicine. While working at the Medical Education Unit of WSU, he led curriculum mapping, problem-based learning projects, and made significant contributions to the educational research program. Since joining CSU as a lecturer in 2014, Shaoyu has established research programs with a focus on biology of aging and rural health. He teaches anatomy to physiotherapy and dentistry students with innovative approaches and is consistently receiving positive feedbacks from his students. Dr. Wang is also an active contributor to various professional communities, including the Australian Association of Gerontology. He has a proven track record of successful supervision of PhD, Masters, and Honours students.
Dr Shaoyu Wang currently studies:
His group employs cell lines, baker's yeast, and Drosophila fruit flies as research models for lab work and translates lab findings to humans in basic clinical science studies.
His ageing biology research work is guided by the precursor hypothesis that he developed over the years.
Shaoyu collaborates with researchers and clinicians within Charles Sturt, nationally and overseas. He has research experience in studying neural connection of tectum, asymmetrical division of neuroblasts, sensory axonal path finding, sperm maturation, human gut microbiota and transcriptomic response to anticancer drugs funded by ARC discovery, linkage and HHMI grants. He has successfully supervised PhD and Honours students to completion. All his Honours students achieved first class (H1).