Xiaojing  Wang, PhD





Bridgeside Point Building

100 Technology Drive, Suite 500

Pittsburgh, PA 15219



Research Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Biology

Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics

School of Dental Medicine

Research Interests

Research on statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology targeting on identifying genes as well as environmental factors which are involved in craniofacial and dental disorders as well as other complex diseases.

Perform quantitative genetic analyses such as candidate gene and whole genome linkage and association studies on family and population based cohorts.

Recent Publications


Klotz CM, Wang XJ, DeSensi1 RS, Grubs RE, Costello BJ, Marazita ML. Revisiting the Recurrence Risk of Nonsyndromic Cleft Lip with or without Cleft Palate. American Journal of Medical Genetics, submitted.

Carvalho FM, Tinoco EMB, Duarte PM, Mendonça AC,  Wang XJ, Cuenco K, Menezes R,  Vieira AR. FAM5C Contributes to Aggressive Periodontitis. Human Molecular Genetics, submitted.  

Wendell S, Wang XJ, Brown M,  Cooper ME, Weyant RJ, Crout R, McNeil1 D, Marazita ML. Taste Genes Associated with Dental Caries. Journal of Dental Research, submitted.

Wang XJ *, Shaffer JR *, Weyant RJ, Cuenco KT, Crout R, McNeil1 D, Marazita ML. Genes influencing tooth decay differ between permanent and primary dentition. (* co-first author) Caries Research, in press.

Ding H, Wu B, Lu Z, Yan J, Hou L, Hui R, Wang XJ, Shaffer J, Wang  D. A novel loss-of-function DDAH1 promoter polymorphism is associated with increased susceptibility to thrombosis stroke and CHD. Circulation Research, 2010, in press.

Marilyn C. Cornelis1, Arpana Agrawa, John W. Cole, Nadia N. Hansel, Kathleen C. Barnes, Terri H. Beaty, Siiri N. Bennett, Laura J. Bierut, Eric Boerwinkle, Kimberly F. Doheny, Bjarke Feenstra, Eleanor Feingold, Myriam Fornage, Christopher A. Haiman, Emily L. Harris, M. Geoffrey Hayes, John A. Heit, Frank B. Hu1, Jae H. Kang, Cathy C. Laurie, Hua Ling, Teri A. Manolio, Mary L. Marazita, Rasika A. Mathias, Daniel B. Mirel, Justin Paschall, Louis R. Pasquale, Elizabeth W. Pugh, John P. Rice, Jenna Udren, Rob M. van Dam, Wang XJ, Janey L. Wiggs, Kayleen Williams, Kai Yu for the GENEVA Consortium. The Gene, Environment Association Studies Consortium (GENEVA): Maximizing the knowledge obtained from GWAS by collaboration across studies of multiple conditions. Genetic Epidemiology, 2010, in press.

Ding H, Xu Y, Bao X, Wang XJ, Cui G, Wang W, Hui R, Wang D, Confirmation of Genome-Wide Association Signals in Chinese Han Population. Stroke, 2010,41(1):177-180.

Ding H, Xu Y, Wang XJ, Wang Q , Zhang L, Tu Y, Yan J, Wang W, Hui R, Wang CY, Wang D. 9p21 is a Shared Susceptibility Locus Strongly for CAD and Weakly for Ischemic Stroke in Chinese Han Population. Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, 2009, 2:338-346

Miljkovic-Gacic I, Yerges LM, Kuller LH, Wang XJ, Kammerer CM, Nestlerode CS, Kuipers A, Bunker CH, Patrick AL, Wheeler VW, Evans RW, Zmuda JM. Genetic Analysis of 33 Candidate Genes for Lipoproteins Reveals a Novel Association of Hepatic Nuclear Factor 4α Variants with Triglycerides in Families of African Ancestry. Journal of lipid Research, submitted.

Wang XJ, Lu J, Kammerer CM, Anderson SJ, Feingold E. A Comparison of Principle Component Analysis and Factor Analysis Strategies for Uncovering Pleiotropic Factors. Genetic Epidemiology, 2009, 33(4):325-331. PMID: 19048641


Zmuda JM,  Yerges LM, Kammerer CM, Cauley JA, Wang XJ, Nestlerode CS, Wheeler VW, Patrick AL, Bunker CH, Moffett SP, Ferrell RE. Association Analysis of WNT10B with Bone Mass and Structure among Individuals of African Ancestry. J Bone Min Res, 2009, 24(3):437-447.