Wen Jiang, Ph.D., earned his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Toronto, where his research focused on developing nanomedicine for cancer diagnostic and therapeutic applications. After graduation, Dr. Jiang was awarded the prestigious Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship and went on to conduct research in Dr. Rakesh Jain’s laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School on how pathophysiological features of the tumor microenvironment restrict anti-cancer drug delivery.
After finishing his research fellowship, Dr. Jiang went on to obtain his medical degree from Stanford School of Medicine. During this time, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Irving Weissman as a Frederick Banting Research Fellow, where he studied how the bone marrow stromal microenvironment regulates hematopoietic stem cell development. Dr. Jiang’s hypothesis at that time, which was later proven to be true, was that during tumorigenesis, cancer cells share many of the cellular and molecular processes that govern normal stem-cell maintenance.
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Jiang entered the Radiation Oncology Residency Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he continued to conduct leading-edge research as a resident, integrating his expertise in nanoengineering, tumor biology and tumor immunology research. For his research accomplishments, Dr. Jiang was awarded the Roentgen Resident Research Award and the Resident Research Grant from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)/Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF), the Susan Papizan Dolan Fellowship in Breast Oncology, and the Young Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater, Carleton University.
Dr. Jiang joined the faculty of UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2018, as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology.