Image: Alice WangAlice Wang

Education:

B.S. University of Connecticut (2019)

Current Position:

1st year MSTP

Advisor:

TBA

Graduate Program:

TBA

Research interest:

I’m interested in studying the role of immunobiology in human diseases and identifying potential effective treatment targets. My previous research has focused on understanding inflammatory skin diseases, including sarcoidosis with clinical, scientific, and computational approaches.

Publications:

Wang A., Fogel A.L., Murphy M.J., Panse G, McNiff J.M., Bosenberg M., Vesely M.D., Cohen J.M., Ko C.J., King B., Damsky W., Cytokine RNA in situ hybridization permits individualized molecular phenotyping in biopsies of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Innovations (2021)

Ko C.J., Wang A., Panse G., Wang R., Bosenberg M., Damsky W., HPyV6- and HPyV7- negative parakeratosis and dyskeratosis in squamous cell carcinoma in situ and an isolated keratosis, Journal of Cutaneous Pathology (2021)

Mirza F., Wang A., Damsky W., Ramachandran S., Cohen J., Dupilumab induced phenotype switch from atopic dermatitis to psoriasis is characterized by de novo IL-17A expression, British Journal of Dermatology (2021)

Singh K, Wang A, Heald P, McNiff J.M., Suozzi K, King B, Leventhal J, Damsky W., Treatment of angiolupoid sarcoidosis with tofacitinib ointment 2% and pulsed dye laser therapy, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Case Reports (2020)

Wang A, Rahman N, McGeary MK, Murphy M, McHenry A, Peterson D, Bosenberg M, Flavell R, King B, Damsky W, Treatment of granuloma annulare and suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokine activity with tofacitinib, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (2020)

Wang A , Hornick N, Lim Y, Gehlhausen J, Siegel J, Wang J, Foss F, Lim I, Zubek A, Milstone L, Galan A, King B, Damsky W, IL-17 blockade downregulates NOD2 in skin and may promote paradoxical sarcoidosis, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (2020)

Hornick N, Wang A, Lim Y, Gehlhausen J, Siegel J, Wang J, Foss F, Lim I, Zubek A, Milstone L, Galan A, King B, Damsky W, Development or worsening of sarcoidosis associated with IL-17 blockade for psoriasis, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (2020)

Wang A, Singh K, Ibrahim W, King B, Damsky W, The promise of JAK inhibitors for treatment of sarcoidosis and other inflammatory disorders with macrophage activation: a review of the literature, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine (2020)

Damsky W, Wang A, Olamiju B, Peterson D, Galan A, King B, Treatment of severe lichen planus with the JAK inhibitor tofacitinib, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (2020)

Damsky W, Patel D, Garelli CJ, Garg M, Wang A, Dresser K, Deng A, Harris JE, Richmond J, King B, JAK inhibition prevents bleomycin-induced fibrosis in mice and is effective in morphea patients, The Journal of Investigative Dermatology (2020)