Retrospective: Ching C. Wang (1936 – 2017)

CC Wang workingChing C. “C.C.” Wang was a passionate scientist who turned a childhood of suffering into a lifetime crusade against parasitic diseases.

He worked tirelessly to build and promote the field of molecular parasitology and was a driving force in creating a community characterized by rigor, creativity and genuine camaraderie.

On Aug. 22, at the age of 81, he lost his battle with cancer, and molecular parasitology lost an inspirational leader, mentor and friend.

As Ken Stuart of the Center for Infectious Disease Research eloquently wrote, “C.C.’s big smile, enthusiasm for so much, his booming voice and caring for others will be sorely missed. He gave so much of himself to his colleagues, trainees, his research field, friends and family.”

Read the full Retrospective by Margaret A. Phillips and Lizbeth Hedstrom in ASBMB Today.