Dr. Zaisen Wang


Dr. Zaisen Wang was born in northern China. He received his B.S. degree from Hebei Agricultural University in 1982 and M.S. degree in Animal Nutrition from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in 1985.

From 1985 to 1989, Dr. Wang was hired as a Research Scientist by the Institute of Animal Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. He was involved actively in the "Mineral Nutrition Studies of Small Ruminants in Northern China", which focused on determining factors that limiting wool production and other performance of sheep.

Dr. Wang was awarded a postgraduate scholarship from Australian Center for International Agricultural Research in 1989 and entered a PhD program in the same year at the University of Western Australia. His research focused on the responses to high intakes of iron in sheep.

In 1994 to 1997, Dr. Wang came to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville as a post-doctoral research associate and worked on a project entitled "Adding Value to Broiler Litter for Increased Consumption by Ruminants".

From the experience in animal nutrition research, Dr Wang realized the importance and urgency of application of molecular technologies in farm animal research. Hence he got an extensive training in that aspect by becoming involved in cancer chemo-prevention research. During 1998 to 2004, Dr. Zaisen Wang conducted postdoctoral programs at the AMC Cancer Research Center in Colorado and was most recently a researcher at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Wang joined the American Institute for Goat Research of Langston University as an Assistant Professor/Caprine Production Scientist in May 2004. He expects to apply new biotechnologies to get in depth information in the interrelationships among nutrition, immunology and internal parasitism in goat.