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Contact Information

Jiahu Wang, PhD

Cancer Therapeutics Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Insitute
501 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6

FAX (613)247-3524

Jiahu Wang

Investigator, Cancer Therapeutics Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Principal, Genvira Biosciences
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Research Interests

Our lab focuses on (1) developing novel bio-engineering technologies of cells, viruses and other microbes; (2) engineering biotherapeutics for gene therapy, cancer therapy and vaccines against infectious and non-infectious diseases.

Brief Biography

Selected Publications

Jiahu Wang, Rozanne Arulanandam, Richard Wassenaar, Theresa Falls, Julia Petryk, Judith Paget, Kenneth Garson, Catia Cemeus, Barbara C. Vanderhyden, Glenn Wells, and John C. Bell, Fabrice Le Boeuf, Enhancing expression of functional human sodium iodide symporter and somatostatin receptor in recombinant oncolytic vaccinia virus for in vivo imaging of tumors, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 2017, 58, 221-7

Vera A. Tang, Tyler M. Renner, Oliver Varette, Jiahu Wang, Fabrice Le Boeuf, Zahra Montazeri, Jean-Simon Diallo, John Bell, and Marc-André Langlois, Single-Particle Characterization of Therapeutic Oncolytic Vaccinia Virus by Flow Virometry, Vaccine, 2016, 34, 5082-9

Y.P. Liu, Jiahu Wang, V. A. Avanzato, J. N. Bakkum-Gamez, S. J. Russell, J. C. Bell, and K.-W. Peng, Oncolytic vaccinia virotherapy for endometrial cancer, Gynecologic Oncology, 2014, 132, 722

JL Rintoul, Jiahu Wang, DB Gammon, NJ van Buuren, K Garson, K Jardine, M Barry, DH Evens, JC Bell,A selectable and excisable marker system for the rapid creation of recombinant poxviruses, PLoS One, 2011, 6, e24643

Jiahu Wang, N. Wang, J. Xie, SC Walton, RL McKown, RW Raab, P Ma, SL Beck, GL Coffman, IM Hussaini, GW Laurie, Restricted epithelial proliferation by lacritin via PKCalpha-dependent NFAT and mTOR pathways, Journal of Cell Biology, 2006, 174, 689-700

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest


Research and clinical approaches

Cell therapy; Drug development; Gene therapy; Immunotherapy; Translational research; Viral therapy