Serena Kuang, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Dr. Kuang joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in 2014. She is now an associate professor of Neuroscience and Physiology in the department of Foundational Medical Studies. She received her M.D. from China, and her Ph.D. in Neuroengineering at Clemson University.

Prior to joining the OUWB, Dr. Kuang taught Pharmacology to M3 students in China, Biology 101 at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Clemson University respectively, and Medical Physiology to M2 students at Medical University of the Americas, Campus Saint Kitts and Nevis, West Indies.

Dr. Kuang is a member of American Physiological Society (APS) and International Association of Medical Science Educator (IAMSE). Her research includes development of neuron-based biosensors on a microelectrode array platform and exploring a holistic approach to optimize a learner’s mental state in order to improve learning outcomes.

Contact Information:

Office: 416 O’Dowd Hall
Phone: (248) 370-2738
[email protected]


physiology and neurophysiology


Ph.D., Neuroengineering, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.

M.D., Medicine, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China

Research Interests:

Biomedical Sciences: Development of neuron-based biosensors on a microelectrode array platform.

Education: Optimizing a learner’s mental state to improve learning outcomes.