Timothy Cragin Wang, MD
Chief, Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Columbia University Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Wang is chief of the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases and co-leader of the Tumor Biology and Microenvironment Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is also the Dorothy L. and Daniel H. Silberberg Professor of Medicine at Columbia and holds a number of other posts within the university. Dr. Wang received his M.D. from Columbia and completed both an internship and a residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Missouri, followed by a fellowship at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was a member of the faculty for 10 years.
Dr. Wang’s work in gastric cancer has illustrated the importance of cholinergic nerves in driving gastric tumor progression via a neurotrophic (NGF) factor-dependent pathway. This work is suggestive of novel approaches to treatment of gastric cancer in the clinic and provides yet another proof of concept for the exoneural platform that Cygnal is pursuing.