Eric Wang's Research Focus
Dysregulation of transcriptional circuits is a common hallmark of disease, and in particular is found in both tumor and host immune cells in cancer. Eric’s lab is focusing on developing and using chemical tools to modulate the activity of key transcriptional regulators of both tumor cells and host immune cells, with a long-term goal of identifying new therapeutic approaches.
Eric Wang's Bio
Eric has a broad background in chemical biology, with specific training and expertise in kinase inhibitors and targeted protein degradation, an emerging modality in which small molecules recruit E3 ligase complexes to target proteins to induce their ubiquitination and subsequent proteasomal degradation. He also has experience in pharmacological modulation of immune cells to improve anti-tumor immunity.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of California San Francisco and postdoctoral training at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Education and Training
2021: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Harvard Medical School
2009: Ph.D., University of California San Francisco, 2015 B.S., Duke University
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship
Deng J, Wang ES, Jenkins RW, Li S, Dries R, Yates K, Chhabra S, Huang W, Liu H, Aref AR, Ivanova E, Paweletz CP, Bowden M, Zhou CW, Herter-Sprie GS, Sorrentino JA, Bisi JE, Lizotte PH, Merlino AA, Quinn MM, Bufe LE, Yang A, Zhang Y, Zhang H, Gao P, Chen T, Cavanaugh ME, Rode AJ, Haines E, Roberts PJ, Strum JC, Richards WG, Lorch JH, Parangi S, Gunda V, Boland GM, Bueno R, Palakurthi S, Freeman GJ, Ritz J, Haining WN, Sharpless NE, Arthanari H, Shapiro GI, Barbie DA, Gray NS, Wong KK
Cancer Discov 2018 Feb ;8(2):216-233
Dobrovolsky D, Wang ES, Morrow S, Leahy C, Faust T, Nowak RP, Donovan KA, Yang G, Li Z, Fischer ES, Treon SP, Weinstock DM, Gray NS
Blood 2019 Feb 28 ;133(9):952-961
Wang ES, Verano AL, Nowak RP, Yuan JC, Donovan KA, Eleuteri NA, Yue H, Ngo KH, Lizotte PH, Gokhale PC, Gray NS, Fischer ES
Nat Chem Biol 2021 Jun ;17(6):711-717
PSGL-1 attenuates early TCR signaling to suppress CD8(+) T cell progenitor differentiation and elicit terminal CD8(+) T cell exhaustion.
Hope JL, Otero DC, Bae EA, Stairiker CJ, Palete AB, Faso HA, Lin M, Henriquez ML, Roy S, Seo H, Lei X, Wang ES, Chow S, Tinoco R, Daniels GA, Yip K, Campos AR, Yin J, Adams PD, Rao A, Bradley LM
Cell Rep 2023 May 30 ;42(5):112436
Wang ES, Gray NS
Cell Chem Biol 2023 Mar 16 ;30(3):231-233
Teng M, Jiang J, Wang ES, Geng Q, Toenjes ST, Donovan KA, Mageed N, Yue H, Nowak RP, Wang J, Manz TD, Fischer ES, Cantley LC, Gray NS
Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 2023 Apr 24 ;62(18):e202302364
Ji W, Wang ES, Manz TD, Jiang J, Donovan KA, Abulaiti X, Fischer ES, Cantley LC, Zhang T, Gray NS
Eur J Med Chem 2023 Feb 5 ;247:115027
Acute pharmacological degradation of ERK5 does not inhibit cellular immune response or proliferation.
You I, Donovan KA, Krupnick NM, Boghossian AS, Rees MG, Ronan MM, Roth JA, Fischer ES, Wang ES, Gray NS
Cell Chem Biol 2022 Nov 17 ;29(11):1630-1638.e7
Verano AL, You I, Donovan KA, Mageed N, Yue H, Nowak RP, Fischer ES, Wang ES, Gray NS
ACS Chem Biol 2022 Sep 16 ;17(9):2404-2410