Xiaowei Wang

Atherothrombosis Program Co-Chair
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
Group Leader
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
Adjunct Senior Lecture
Monash University
Adjunct Senior Lecture
La Trobe University
Adjunct Professor
Torrens University

Melbourne, VIC

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Dr Wang is a Group Leader (Molecular Imaging and Theranostics) at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, where she leaders a team of 13 scientists. She also co-leads the Atherothrombosis Program. Dr Wang has a strong focus on translational cardiovascular research. Her research focuses on preclinical molecular imaging for diagnosis using ultrasound, MRI, PET/CT and optical. Dr Wang has designed and genetic-engineered recombinant antibodies with drugs for targeted delivery. She has created nano/microparticles as contrast agents and drug carriers for diagnostic, therapeutic or theranostic (simultaneous diagnosis and therapy) approaches of cardiovascular diseases. Her research has led to 5 patent applications.
Dr Wang is a National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow, and she received the prestigious Paul Korner Innovation Award. She has published >40 articles in leading journals and has presented her work at >70 seminars/conferences (>35 invitations to speak), and has received >40 travel grants, prizes or young investigator awards.
Dr Wang was appointed as the current President for the Australian Society of Molecular Imaging (ASMI), where she represents Australia at both Federation of Asian Societies of Molecular Imaging (FASMI) and World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS). Dr Wang is also the current President-elect of FASMI. She is on the Leadership Committee of the Women in Molecular Imaging Network. Outside of academic commitments, Dr Wang is a co-founder of Maker Community Inc. (a not-for-profit group), with the mission to educate and foster scientific interest to the general community.

Xiaowei identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.