Dr. Wang is originally from China and completed her graduate training in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Drawn by the collaborative research environment and cutting-edge research programs in the field of metabolism, she brings to UTSW a strong background in utilizing rodent models to study the pathophysiology and treatment of obesity and type II diabetes. Her current research with Dr. Philipp Scherer center on a better understanding of stage and location specific regulatory mechanisms of adipogenesis and adipose tissue function.

Research Interest

  • Adipose Tissue Biology
  • Glucose and Lipid Metabolism
  • Regulatory Mechanisms for Adipogenesis


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Distinct regulatory mechanisms governing embryonic versus adult adipocyte maturation.
Wang QA, Tao C, Jiang L, Shao M, Ye R, Zhu Y, Gordillo R, Ali A, Lian Y, Holland WL, Gupta RK, Scherer PE Nat. Cell Biol. 2015 Sep 17 9 1099-111
Tracking adipogenesis during white adipose tissue development, expansion and regeneration.
Wang QA, Tao C, Gupta RK, Scherer PE Nat. Med. 2013 Oct 19 10 1338-44
Deficiency in hepatic ATP-citrate lyase affects VLDL-triglyceride mobilization and liver fatty acid composition in mice.
Wang Q, Li S, Jiang L, Zhou Y, Li Z, Shao M, Li W, Liu Y J. Lipid Res. 2010 Sep 51 9 2516-26
Abrogation of hepatic ATP-citrate lyase protects against fatty liver and ameliorates hyperglycemia in leptin receptor-deficient mice.
Wang Q, Jiang L, Wang J, Li S, Yu Y, You J, Zeng R, Gao X, Rui L, Li W, Liu Y Hepatology 2009 Apr 49 4 1166-75

Honors & Awards

  • 2015 Keystone Symposia Scholarship
    Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology (2015)
  • Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award
    NIDDK (2015-2018)
  • Young Investigator Award
    American Diabetes Association (2015)
  • Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Fellowship
    American Diabetes Association (2011-2015)
  • The Dean's Award
    The Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences (P.R.China) (2009)
  • Excellent Yong Physiologist Reward
    International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) (2008)