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About Xinyu (Eric) Wang

Dr. Wang received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Peking University in Beijing, China. He earned his Ph.D. in pharmaceutics from the University of Texas at Austin followed by postdoctoral training at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Wang joined PCOM School of Pharmacy in 2010 right before the start of its inaugural class. As a founding member, he is mainly involved in teaching pharmaceutics related courses including Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical Compounding, and Pharmaceutical Calculation. He devoted himself to the development of an effective and rigorous curriculum and focused on improving student learning outcome. He also mentors PharmD and Biomed Thesis students in research projects and guides them to present their research outcome at local and national scientific meetings. His effort in teaching is highly appreciated by PharmD students who chose him as Teacher of the Year in 2014.

Dr. Eric Wang’s research interest is focused on the drug discovery and development to identify potential candidates with anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties. He recently explored the inhibitory effects of compounds derived from natural sources on multiple myeloma, a plasma cell cancer characterized by the accumulation of malignant cells in bone marrow. His effort in multiple myeloma research was recognized, and he was recently named a 2016 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) New Investigator Award recipient. He has presented his research in various national and international conferences and published peer-reviewed articles in different pharmaceutical fields including medicinal chemistry, molecular pharmacology, pharmaceutical analysis, and pharmacokinetics.

Dr. Wang has served on many committees including curriculum, assessment, admissions, scholarship and awards, faculty development, faculty search, academic appeal, diversity and ACPE self-study. He participated in the ACPE accreditation process and contributed to the success of School of Pharmacy accreditation in 2014 and site visit in 2016.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Grants

2019 - Present Anti-myeloma effect of xanthohumol, a prenylated flavonoid from hops plant
PCOM
Internal funding for MS-Thesis of Biomed students
Role: PI
2019 - Present Preparation of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE)-incorporated nanoparticles and their inhibitory effects on multiple myeloma cell growth
PCOM
Role: PI
2018 - 2019 Anti-myeloma effect and structure activity relationship of caffeic acid phenethyl ester on multiple myeloma
PCOM
Internal funding for MS-Thesis of Biomed students
Role: PI
2017 - 2018 Anti-myeloma effect of imidazole and methyl derivatives of a synthetic oleanane triterpenoid 2-cyano-3,12-dioxooleana-1,9-dien-28-oic acid (CDDO)
PCOM
Internal funding for MS-Thesis of Biomed students
Role: PI
2017 - 2018 Effects of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) and its derivatives on human hepatic cancer cells
PCOM
Internal funding for MS-Thesis of Biomed students
Role: PI
2016 - 2017 Anti-Myeloma Effect of a Novel Derivative of Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (FCAPE)
PCOM
Internal funding for MS-Thesis of Biomed students
2016 Anti-Myeloma Effect of Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester: The Role of Oxidative Stress
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
New Investigator Award
2013 - 2015 Attenuation of immune-complex mediated inflammation through inhibition of NF-κB activation by caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE)
PCOM
Role: PI
2013 - 2014 Inhibitory effects of caffeic acid phenethyl ester on multiple myeloma cell growth: Nrf2 and NF-κB crosstalk
CCDA
Role: PI
2012 - 2013 Inhibitory effects of caffeic acid phenethyl ester on multiple myeloma cell growth
CCDA
Role: PI
2011 - 2012 Identification of potential drug candidates for ameliorating oxidative stress involved ischemia reperfusion injury
CCDA
Role: PI
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Member, American Association of Advancement of Science
Member, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Member, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
Member, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Member, International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics
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Honors and Awards

  • Peach Award in Teaching, School of Pharmacy, 2012
  • Peach Award in Teaching, School of Pharmacy, 2011
  • 2019 Teacher of the Year, PCOM School of Pharmacy
  • 2019 Advisor of the Year, Student Organization Council at PCOM
  • AACP New Investigator Award, 2016
  • 2014 Teacher of the Year, PCOM School of Pharmacy
  • 2013 Peach Teaching Award, PCOM School of Pharmacy

Courses

  • Pharmaceutics Compounding Lab
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Biopharmaceutics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmaceutical Calculations

Education

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2008 PhD, University of Texas at Austin ‐ Pharmaceutical Sciences
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1997 BS, Peking University ‐ Pharmacy
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Contact Information

P: 678-225-7365

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Scholarly Articles (15)

Conferences and Presentations (9)