Tanchun Wang, MB, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences

  • Office: 60 Prospect Avenue, 2nd Floor, Room 256
  • Campus:
    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown
  • Email:

Office Hours:

By appointment

Courses Taught:

Pharmacology, BSCI-634-M

Medical Genetics, BSCI-605M


M.B., School of Medicine, Fudan University, 2001

Ph.D., Pharmacology and physiology, Drexel University, 2010

Postdoctoral Fellow in Cell Biology and Kidney disease, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 2010-2015

Professional Affiliations

Editorial Board, Advances in Pharmacology and Pharmacy, 2012-present

Professional Societies: American Cell Biology Society, American Physiological Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science


Guanghua Scholarship, Fudan University, 2000

People’s Scholarship, Fudan University, 2001

23rd Annual Fellows Research Symposium of the National Kidney Foundation, Award in basic science category, 2014      

Postdoctoral Intramural Research training Award Fellowship, NIH 2010-2015

Areas of Research/Interest

Small GTPases, cilia dysfunction and inherited human ciliopathy diseases, Smooth muscle pharmacology and physiology.

Selected Publications

Wang T, I-Chun T, and Gregory GG. Interaction of polycystin-1 with ADP ribosylation factor–Like (ARL) G proteins Arl13 are required for Tubulogenesis. (Manuscript in Preparation)

Wang T, Kendig DM, Chang S, Trappanese DN, Chacko S, and Moreland RS. Bladder Smooth Muscle Organ Culture Preparation Maintains the Contractile Phenotype.  Am. J. Physiol Renal Physiol. 303(9): F1382–F1397, 2012.

Wang T, Kendig DM, Trappanese DM, Smolock EM, and Moreland RS. Phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate-induced, protein kinase C-mediated contraction of rabbit bladder smooth muscle. Front Pharmacol. 2:83, 2012.

Wang T, Kendig DM, Smolock EM, Moreland RS. Carbachol-Induced Rabbit Bladder Smooth Muscle Contraction: Roles of Protein Kinase C and Rho Kinase. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 297: F1534-F1542, 2009.

Smolock EM, Trappanese DM, Chang S, Wang T, Titchenell P, Moreland RS. siRNA-mediated knockdown of h-caldesmon in vascular smooth muscle Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 297: H1930-9, 2009.

Basha M., LaBelle EF., Northigton G., Wang T., Wein AJ and Chacko S. Functional significance of muscarinic receptor expression within the proximal and distal rat vagina. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 297: R1486-R1493, 2009.

Smolock EM., Wang T., Nolt JC and Moreland RS.  siRNA knock down of casein kinase 2 increases force and crossbridge cycling rates in vascular smooth muscle.  Am. J. Physiol Cell Physiol. 292: C876-C885, 2007.  (Featured in the March 2007 NAVBO Vascular Biology Publications)

Xin Z., Yu Z., Wang T., Hui X., Gou W., Sun J and Li R. Identification and quantification of the toxic dinoflagellate Gymnodinium sp. with competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (cELISA). Harmful Algae 4: 297-307, 2005.

Xin Z., Wang T., Qi H., Gou W., Li R., Mi T and Yu Z.  Development of competitive enzyme linked immunosorbent assays and their application for quntifications of Chaetoceros curvisetus and Chaetoceros debilis. High Technology Letters 13: 74-79, 2003.

Wimley CW and Wang T, 2005. Biopolymers (I S B N #7-5025-6210-9) Chapter 8

Hren VH., Xin Z and Wang T, 2005. Biopolymers (I S B N #7-5025-6210-9) Chapter 3