Wakam Chang, PhD

Assistant professor
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau

Education

B.S.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Peking University, China
M.Ph.
Cell Biology, Yale University, USA
Ph.D.
Cell Biology, Yale University, USA

Contact Information

University of Macau, E12-3016
Avenida da Universidade
Taipa, Macau, China
(+853) 8822-4986
(+853) 8822-2314
University of Macau, E12-3070
Avenida da Universidade
Taipa, Macau, China

Research Interests

Cell polarity is a fundamental feature of living cells and is essential for many cellular and developmental processes. My laboratory is interested in how cells establish their polarity and how this process is affected by aging. We focus on: 1) how cell polarization is driven by the cytoskeleton; 2) elucidating the roles of nuclear envelope proteins in regulating cell polarization; 3) identifying aging-associated secretory factors that affect cell polarity; 4) deciphering the molecular mechanism of polarity-related aging factors. Our goal is to provide better understanding of aging mechanisms and identify aging markers and targets for aging treatments.