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Wei Wang, PhD

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine in Residence
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Contact Information

Office: 858-822-4240
Fax: 858-822-4236

University of California, San Diego
4254 Urey Hall, UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0359

Lab Website

We are interested in understanding the regulatory mechanisms underlying
cell fate decision. Especially, we take a multi-scale approach that
integrates computational and experimental investigation of epigenetic
regulation in cell fate decision from molecular level to genomic level
then to systems level. We aim to build computational and theoretical
models to uncover fundamental principles that govern cell fate decision in
development and cellular reprogramming and design strategies to
intelligently manipulate cell state.

Our research is highly interdisciplinary. The methods we use range from
molecular modeling of protein structures, to bioinformatics analysis of
epigenomic data generated by sequencing technology, to statistical
learning of genetic network, to biophysical modeling of epigenetic
landscape. The theoretical work is tightly coupled with experimental
investigation that exploits molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology
and genomic techniques.


Research Focus Areas:

Biochemistry and Structural Biology  |  Developmental Biology  |  Genetics and Genomics  |  Gene Expression and Regulation  |  Stem Cell Biology  |  Systems Biology 


Dr. Wang's Publications