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Lab welcomes new manager, postdoc

Lorena Arango and Tianyuan Wang
Lorena Arango and Tianyuan Wang

The Mason Lab recently welcomed Lorena Arango, B.S., as lab manager and research assistant, and Tianyuan Wang, Ph.D., as a postdoctoral researcher.

Prior to joining the Mason Lab, Ms. Arango served as a lab manager and research technician in the Dayoung Oh Lab, which is affiliated with the Touchstone Diabetes Center at UT Southwestern. Her extensive experience in handling small animals will benefit ongoing research at the Mason Lab. She received a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2016.

Originally from China, Dr. Wang received a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from China Agricultural University. She then earned a master's degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), where she remained to obtain a doctorate in the same field. Prior to joining the Mason Lab, she conducted graduate research in the lab of Li Zhang, Ph.D, where she investigated the engineering of heme-sequestering proteins for the supression of tumor growth, and molecular mechanisms underlying heme regulation of JmjC domain-containing proteins.

Under the direction of Li Liu, Ph.D., Dr. Wang will research optimizing therapeutic strategies against lung cancer using multimodality imaging.