Dr. Jianjie Wang


Biomedical Sciences

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Biomedical Sciences
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, 2005, University of Missouri-Columbia  
  • MD, 1991, Tianjin Medical University           


  • BMS 307 Human Anatomy (lab)
  • BMS 308 Human Physiology (lab)
  • BMS 498 Undergraduate Research
  • BMS 565 Human Cardiopulmonary Physiology
  • BMS 569 Neurobiology
  • BMS 585 Histology
  • BMS 752 Medical Physiology
  • BMS 798 Research

Research and professional interests

Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating microvessel barrier function during health and disease

  • Vascular leak or hyperpermeability is a hallmark of inflammation and occurs in the process of many diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer
  • Hyperpermeability consequently results in tissue edema, poor perfusion and parenchymal cell damage 
  • Research focuses on the role of phosphodiesterases, purinergic receptors and gender in the regulation of exchange microvessel barrier function under resting and stimulating conditions
  • Multiple research approaches have been employed in her research including in vitro primary cultured vascular endothelial cells and in vivo and in situ intact microvessels

Awards and honors

  • Mentor graduate research, Joseph Harvey, Aparna Tiwari, Rintu Thomas, and Spencer Thomas, Einhellig Interdisciplinary Forum Awards, Missouri State University, 2012-2015, 2019
  • Mentor Undergraduate research, Joseph Harvey, the 3rd place in 2010 Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) research conference, 2010
  • The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) travel award, 2007