As Vice-President, Research, Dr. Rui Wang helps to promote and enhance research intensity across all seven faculties at Laurentian University, and attract new research chairs and scholars-in-residence in the University’s areas of research strength.
Educated in Shandong and Xi’an of China, Rui completed his Ph.D. in Physiology at the University of Alberta. He is an acknowledged leader in the study of metabolism and the physiological functions of a group of small molecules of gas, known as gasotransmitters. Over his research career to date, he has received close to $11 million in funding for his own research activity. Rui has trained more than 45 post-doctoral fellows, 20 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, as well as other visiting scholars and trainees, and has published more than 220 peer-reviewed papers in leading scientific journals. He has accumulated appointments as adjunct, visiting or honorary professor in nine universities in China, the United States, and Québec, and has received more than 30 professional awards.