Cun-Yu Wang, D.D.S., Ph.D. is a professor and the chair of the Division of Oral Biology and Medicine at the UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Wang is the first person to hold the Dr. No-Hee Park Endowed Chair in Dentistry.
AboutDr. Cun-Yu Wang is interested in three molecular signaling pathways: NF- k B, Wnt and HGF/c-Met. He made the landmark discovery that NF- k B, a transcription factor associated with inflammation and immune response, regulates cell survival and cell death. Recently, he showed that NF- k B plays a crucial role in the inhibition of bone formation in inflammatory and metabolic bone diseases. His work involves three major areas related to human oral and systemic diseases: 1) Molecular and epigenetic regulation of the invasive growth and metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma and breast cancer; 2) Molecular regulation of oral/systemic inflammation and host response; and 3) Molecular and genetic control of mesenchymal stem cell properties, bone formation and craniofacial regeneration.