Dr. Wang's earlier work focused on the comparative morphology of craniofacial skeletons of Mid Pleistocene hominin fossils. During his postdoctoral training, he was involved in a number of studies examining the internal structure of craniofacial bone and suture morphology and how it is related to skeletal growth, function and adaptation. His recent research focuses on the functional morphology and biomechanics of the craniofacial skeleton. He has incorporated a range of methods, including geometric morphometrics (e.g., 3D Euclidean Distance Matrix Analysis and Generalized Procrustes Analysis/GPA), experimental approaches (e.g., in vitro strain measurements and ultrasonic techniques), computer-aided modeling and biomechanical analysis ( e.g., Finite Element Analysis), as well as phenotypic analyses. He has worked intensively on the various primate skeletal collections and has developed protocols for data collection and analyses of museum skeletal collections. In addition, he is a member of a multi-institutional research team made up of anatomists and anthropologists who have specialized in various aspects of functional morphology in order to systematically reassess the reconstruction and biomechanical interpretation of the face of early human types, based on current morphological and phylogenetic evidence and advances in biomechanical methods.
- Texas A&M Health Science Center - (College Station, Texas, United States), Postdoctoral Training 2006
- University of the Witwatersrand - (Johannesburg, South Africa), Postdoctoral Training 2002
- Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences - (Beijing, Beijing, China) 1998
- M.Sc. in Paleontology, Nanjing University - (Nanjing, China) 1995
- B.Sc. in Paleontology, Nanjing University - (Nanjing, China) 1992
- Zhang, W., Zhang, Q., McSweeney, K., Han, T., Man, X., Yang, S., ... Wang, Q. (2020). Violence in the first millennium BCE Eurasian steppe: Cranial trauma in three Turpan Basin populations from Xinjiang, China. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 175(1), 81-94.
- Zhang, Q., Zhang, Q., Han, T., Zhu, H., & Wang, Q. (2019). An Iron Age skull with a bone neoplasm from Nilka County, Xinjiang, China. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. 29(6), 1034-1041.
- Zhang, Q., Zhang, Q., Yang, S., Dechow, P. C., Zhu, H., Yeh, H., & Wang, Q. (2019). Divided zygoma in Holocene human populations from Northern China. American Journal of Human Biology. 31(6), e23314.
- Wang, Q., Zhang, Q., Han, T., Sun, Z., Dechow, P. C., Zhu, H., & Zhang, Q. (2019). Masticatory properties in pre-modern Holocene populations from Northern China.. Homo. 70(1), 15-30.
- Zhang, Q., Liu, P., Yeh, H., Man, X., Wang, L., Zhu, H., Wang, Q., & Zhang, Q. (2019). Intentional cranial modification from the Houtaomuga Site in Jilin, China: Earliest evidence and longest in situ practice during the Neolithic Age. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 169(4), 747-756.
- Zhu, J., Wang, Q., & Wang, M. X. (2015). Preface. Multicomponent Reactions in Organic Synthesis. (pp. xvii-xviii).
- Wang, Q. (2012). Dental Maturity and the Ontogeny of Sex-Based Differences in the Dentofacial Complex of Rhesus Macaques from Cayo Santiago. Bones, Genetics, and Behavior of Rhesus Macaques. (pp. 177-194). Springer New York.
- Li, H., Luo, W., Feng, A., Tang, M. L., Kensler, T. B., Maldonado, E., ... Wang, Q. (2018). Odontogenic abscesses in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) of Cayo Santiago. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 167(3), 441-457.
- Organ, J. M., Deleon, V. B., Wang, Q., & Smith, T. D. (2010). From Head to Tail: New Models and Approaches in Primate Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics. The Anatomical Record. 293(4), 544-548.