Jinhua Wang, PhD

Lead Scientist, Hale Center 

Bio      Key Publications


Dr. Wang received her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Utah State University in 2006 where her project involved development of carbohydrate-based antibacterial and anti-viral agents. As lead scientist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, she is interested in validating new strategies for the inhibition and degradation of anti-cancer targets by utilizing the tools of synthetic chemistry and cancer biology.


Key Publications

Yang G, Wang J, Tan L, Munshi M, Liu X, Kofides A, Chen JG, Tsakmaklis N, Demos M, Guerrera ML, Xu L, Hunter ZR, Che J, Patterson CJ, Meid KE, Castillo J, Munshi NC, Anderson KC, Cameron M, Buhrlage S, Gray NSS, Treon SPP. The HCK/BTK inhibitor KIN-8194 is active in MYD88 driven lymphomas and overcomes mutated BTKCys481 ibrutinib resistance. Blood. 2021 Nov 18;138(20):1966-1979. doi: 10.1182/blood.2021011405.


Schröder M, Tan L, Wang J, Liang Y, Gray NS, Knapp S, Chaikuad A. Catalytic Domain Plasticity of MKK7 Reveals Structural Mechanisms of Allosteric Activation and Diverse Targeting Opportunities. Cell Chem Biol. 2020 Oct 15;27(10):1285-1295.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2020.07.014.


Lochhead PA, Tucker JA, Tatum NJ, Wang J, Oxley D, Kidger AM, Johnson VP, Cassidy MA, Gray NS, Noble MEM, Cook SJ. Paradoxical activation of the protein kinase-transcription factor ERK5 by ERK5 kinase inhibitors. Nat Commun. 2020 Mar 13;11(1):1383. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-15031-3.


Tarumoto Y, Lin S, Wang J, Milazzo JP, Xu Y, Lu B, Yang Z, Wei Y, Polyanskaya S, Wunderlich M, Gray NS, Stegmaier K, Vakoc CR. Salt-Inducible Kinase inhibition suppresses acute myeloid leukemia progression in vivo. Blood. 2020 Jan 2;135(1):56-70. doi: 10.1182/blood.2019001576.


Wang J, Erazo T, Ferguson FM, Buckley DL, Gomez N, Muñoz-Guardiola P, Diéguez-Martínez N, Deng X, Hao M, Massefski W, Fedorov O, Offei-Addo NK, Park PM, Dai L, DiBona A, Becht K, Kim ND, McKeown MR, Roberts JM, Zhang J, Sim T, Alessi DR, Bradner JE, Lizcano JM, Blacklow SC, Qi J, Xu X, Gray NS. Structural and atropisomeric factors governing the selectivity of pyrimido-benzodiazipinones as inhibitors of kinases and bromodomains. ACS Chem Biol. 2018 Sep 21;13(9):2438-2448. doi: 10.1021/acschembio.7b00638. 

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