Po-Hsiang WangAssistant Professor
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- Ph.D., Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry,University of Toronto, Canada (2014-2018)
- Assistant Professor, National Central University (Aug 2020-present)
- Affiliated Scientist, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan (Aug 2020-present)
- Research Scientist, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan (Oct 2018-July 2020)
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, BioZone, University of Toronto, Canada (July 2018-Sep 2018)
- Microbial CO2 fixation
- Valorization of organic solid wastes (farming; fishery; food waste)
- Application of microbial enzymes from acidic or alkaline hot springs
Po-Hsiang Wang, Yi-Lung Chen, Sean Ting-Shyang Wei, Kan Wu, Tzong-Huei Lee, Tien-Yu Wu, and Yin-Ru Chiang. Retroconversion of estrogens into androgens by bacteria via a cobalamin-mediated methylation. (2020) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 117 (3):1395-1403 (IF: 9.6; 7/69 in Multidisciplinary; highlighted by PNAS with a commentary)
Khorcheska A. Batyrova, Anna N. Khusnutdinova, Po-Hsiang Wang, Rosa Di Leo, Robert Flick, Alexei Savchenko, and Alexander F. Yakunin. Biocatalytic in vitro and in vivo FMN prenylation and (de)carboxylase activation. (2020) ACS Chemical Biology (IF: 4.4; 51/456 in Biochemistry) https://doi.org/10.1021/acschembio.0c00136
Yin-Ru Chiang, Sean Ting-Shyang Wei, Po-Hsiang Wang, Pei-Hsun Wu, Chang-Ping Yu. Microbial degradation of steroid sex hormones: implications for environmental and ecological studies. (2020) Microbial Biotechnology (Wiley) 13 (4):926-949 (IF: 4.86; 35/177 in Chemical Engineering)
Luz A. Puentes Jácome*, Po-Hsiang Wang*, Olivia Molenda, Jine-Jine Li, M. Ahsanul Islam and Elizabeth A. Edwards. Sustained dechlorination of vinyl chloride to ethene in Dehalococcoides-enriched cultures grown without addition of exogenous vitamins and at low pH. (2019) Environmental Science & Technology 53(19):11364-11374. (co-1st author) (IF: 7.1; 6/108 in Environmental Chemistry)
Po-Hsiang Wang, Kevin Correia, Naveen Venayak, Kayla Nemr, Robert Flick, Radhakrishnan Mahadevan and Elizabeth A. Edwards. An interspecies malate-pyruvate shuttle reconciles redox imbalance in an anaerobic microbial community. (2019) the ISME Journal (Springer Nature) 13:1042-1055. (IF: 9.5; 10/620 in Ecology; 7/149 in Microbiology)
A bi-functional polyphosphate kinase drives NTP regeneration and reconstituted cell-free protein synthesis. Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Cell Synthesis Research, Ehime University, Shikoku, Japan (October, 2019)
Biosynthesis and biochemical characterization of prenylated FMN cofactors. Gordon Conference Enzymes, Coenzymes, and Biological Pathways, New Hampshire, USA (July, 2017)
Refined experimental annotations reveals conserved vitamin B12 autotrophy in chloroform-respiring Dehalobacter isolates. 16th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Montreal, Canada (August, 2016)
Functional characterization of vitamin B12 biosynthesis in chloroform and 1,1,1-trichloroethane contaminated groundwater. Gordon Conference Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Boston, USA (July, 2015)
Shawn E. McGlynn, Kosuke Fujishima, and Po-Hsiang Wang. (2020) Energy recycling utilizing polyphosphate kinase and redox control in the reconstituted cell-free protein synthesis system. Industrial collaboration project with GeneFrontier Corporation, Japan.
Elizabeth A. Edwards and Po-Hsiang Wang. (2017) In-Situ bioremediation of chlorinated solvents in Minsyong Industrial Park, Chiayi, Taiwan. Collaborative project between U of Toronto and Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency, hosted by SinoTech Corp., Taiwan.
Elizabeth A. Edwards, Radhakrishnan Mahadevan, and Po-Hsiang Wang. (2017) SPARK Research Grant, Genome Ontario, Canada.
2018 Award: PhD Discovery Award Issuing Unit: Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada