Prof. Wei YANG(杨魏), PhD
Prof. Wei YANG(杨魏), PhD
Professor of Department of Pathology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, SMU
PI of Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Molecular Oncologic Pathology, SMU & Microbiome Medicine Center, SMU


Immunometabolism, T-cell, Tumor Immunotherapy 

Research interests:

1.Understanding the metabolic regulation of T-cell function and antitumor immunity.

2.Development of novel immunometabolism-based cancer immunotherapeutic methods. 

Professional recognition:

1.National Excellent Young Scholar Award, 2018, by National Science Foundation of China

2.Young Pearl River Scholar, 2017, by Department of Education of Guangdong Province

Selected Publications (*Co-first author, #Correspondence author):

1.Yang W*, Bai Y*, Xiong Y, Zhang J, Chen S, Zheng X, Meng X, Li L, Wang J, Xu CG, Yan C, Wang L, Chang CCY, Chang TY, Zhang T, Zhou P, Song BL, Liu W, Sun SC, Liu X, Li BL#, Xu C#. Potentiating the antitumour response of CD8+ T cells by modulating cholesterol metabolism. Nature. 2016, 531(7596), 651-655. 

2.Shi X*, Bi Y*, Yang W*, Guo X, Jiang Y, Wan C, Li L, Bai Y, Guo J, Wang Y, Chen X, Wu B, Sun H, Liu W, Wang J, Xu C. Ca2+ regulates T cell receptor activation by modulating the electrostatic property of phospholipids, Nature. 2013, 493(7430), 111-115. (*co- first author)

3.Yang W*, Pan W*,Chen S*, Trendel N*, Jiang S*, Xiao F, Xue M, Wu W, Peng Z, Li X, Ji H, Liu X, Jiang H, Wang H, Shen H, Dushek O#, Li H#, Xu C#. Dynamic regulation of CD28 conformation and signaling by charged lipids and ions. Nat Struct & Mol Biol, 2017, 24 (12) 1081-1092

4.Xiang W*, Shi R*, Kang X*, Zhang X*, Chen P, Zhang L, Hou A, Wang R, Zhao Y, Zhao K, Liu Y, Ma Y, Luo H, Shang S, Zhang J, He F, Yu S, Gan L, Shi C, Li Y#, Yang W#, Liang H#, Miao H#. Monoacylglycerol lipase regulates cannabinoid receptor 2-dependent macrophage activation and cancer progression. Nature Communications. 2018 Jul 3;9(1):2574