Dr Chuanmin Wang

Research Fellow
Surgery, Central Clinical School

D06 - Blackburn Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9351 6085
F: +61 2 9515 6329

Research interests

Dr. Chuanmin Wang has been working in the Department of Transplantation Surgery, University of Sydney since 1995. His main research is focusing in the area of transplantation immunology using small animal models to explore the mechanism of transplant tolerance and rejection.

He is not only a transplantation immunologist, but also an expert in Microsurgery. Except his excellent research work, he is involved in teaching and supervising young surgeons in their microsurgery training programe in the Microsearch Laboratories, University of Sydney.


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


  • Wang, Z., Wang, C., Cunningham, E., Allen, R., Sharland, A., Bishop, G. (2014), Optimized method for ureteric reconstruction in a mouse kidney transplant model. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 84(6), 481-485. [Abstract]
  • Keane, F., Yao, T., Seelk, S., Gall, M., Chowdhury, S., Poplawski, S., Lai, J., Li, Y., Wu, W., Farrell, P., Vieira de Ribeiro, A., Osborne, B., Yu, D., Seth, D., Rahman, K., Haber, P., Topaloglu, A., Wang, C., Thomson, S., Hennessy, A., Prins, J., Twigg, S., McLennan, S., McCaughan, G., Bachovchin, W., Gorrell, M. (2014), Quantitation of fibroblast activation protein (FAP)-specific protease activity in mouse, baboon and human fluids and organs. FEBS Open Bio. 4, 43-54. [Abstract]
  • Verma, N., Hall, B., Plain, K., Robinson, C., Boyd, R., Tran, G., Wang, C., Bishop, G., Hodgkinson, S. (2014), Interleukin-12 (IL-12p70) Promotes Induction of Highly Potent Th1-Like CD4(+)CD25(+) T Regulatory Cells That Inhibit Allograft Rejection in Unmodified Recipients. Frontiers in Immunology. 5, 190. [Abstract]


  • Hu, M., Wang, C., Zhang, G., Saito, M., Wang, Y., Fernandez, M., Wang, Y., Wu, H., Hawthorne, W., Jones, C., O'Connell, P., Sparwasser, T., Bishop, G., Sharland, A., Alexander, S. (2013), Infiltrating Foxp3(+) Regulatory T Cells From Spontaneously Tolerant Kidney Allografts Demonstrate Donor-Specific Tolerance. American Journal of Transplantation. 13(11), 2819-2830. [Abstract]
  • Cunningham, E., Tay, S., Wang, C., Rtshiladze, M., Wang, Z., McGuffog, C., Cubitt, J., McCaughan, G., Alexander, I., Bertolino, P., Sharland, A., Bowen, D., Bishop, G. (2013), Gene therapy for tolerance: high-level expression of donor major histocompatibility complex in the liver overcomes naive and memory alloresponses to skin grafts. Transplantation. 95(1), 70-77. [Abstract]
  • Ilie, V., Ilie, V., Wang, C., Bishop, A. (2013), A simpler rat kidney transplantation model: A variation in arterial anastomotic technique. European Journal of Plastic Surgery. 36(6), 341-344.


  • Ganbold, A., Andersen, S., Tay, S., Cunningham, E., Ilie, V., Krishnan, S., Wang, C., McCaughan, G., Sharland, A., Bishop, G. (2012), Expression of common gamma chain signalling cytokines and their receptors distinguishes rejection from tolerance in a rat organ transplant model. Transplant Immunology. 27(2-3), 89-94. [Abstract]
  • Cubitt, J., Pennington, T., Wang, C., Allen, R., Bishop, A., Sharland, A. (2012), Reliable and reproducible murine models for commonly used abdominal plastic surgical flaps. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 28(3), 161-166. [Abstract]


  • Wang, C., Cordoba, S., Hu, M., Bertolino, P., Bowen, D., Sharland, A., Allen, R., Alexander, S., McCaughan, G., Bishop, G. (2011), Spontaneous acceptance of mouse kidney allografts is associated with increased Foxp3 expression and differences in the B and T cell compartments. Transplant immunology. 24(3), 149-56. [Abstract]
  • van Leest, Y., Moroso, V., Wang, C., Tay, S., Cunningham, E., Ilie, V., Bishop, A., Kwekkeboom, J. (2011), No evidence for involvement of donor NK cells in liver transplant tolerance. Transplant immunology. 24(2), 138-9. [Abstract]


  • Wang, C., Tay, S., Tran, G., Hodgkinson, S., Allen, R., Hall, B., McCaughan, G., Sharland, A., Bishop, G. (2010), Donor IL-4 treatment induces alternatively activated liver macrophages and IDO-Expressing NK cells and promotes rat liver allograft acceptance. Transplant immunology. 22(3-4), 172-8. [Abstract]


  • Laurence, J., Wang, C., Zheng, M., Cunningham, S., Earl, J., Tay, S., Allen, R., McCaughan, G., Alexander, I., Bishop, G., Sharland, A. (2009), Overexpression of indoleamine dioxygenase in rat liver allografts using a high-efficiency adeno-associated virus vector does not prevent acute rejection. Liver Transplantation. 15(2), 233-241. [Abstract]
  • Bardy, C., Huang, J., Wang, C., Fitzgibbon, T., Dreher, B. (2009), 'Top-down' influences of ipsilateral or contralateral postero-temporal visual cortices on the extra-classical receptive fields of neurons in cat's cytoarchitectonic area 17, striate cortex. Neuroscience. 158(0), 951-68. [Abstract]


  • Laurence, J., Wang, C., Park, E., Buchanan, A., Clouston, A., Allen, R., Mccaughan, G., Bishop, G., Sharland, A. (2008), Blocking indoleamine dioxygenase activity early after rat liver transplantation prevents long-term survival but does not cause acute rejection. Transplantation. 85(9), 1357-1361. [Abstract]
  • Lam, V., Taylor, C., Laurence, J., Wang, C., Sharland, A., McCaughan, G., Hodgkinson, S., Allen, R., Hall, B., Bishop, G. (2008), Heart allograft acceptance induced by anti-CD3 antibody in high-responder rats: Effect on foxp3 and cytokine expression and graft infiltration. Transplant Immunology. 19(1), 20-24. [Abstract]