PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Xiaowei Wang
PROFESSOR
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PROFILE PAGE

Dr. Wang received his BS in Biochemistry from Nankai University (1993) and PhD in Biochemistry from Tufts University School of Medicine (2000). He then worked as a Bioinformatics Specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital and later as a Bioinformatics Manager at Applied Biosystems. In 2007, Dr. Wang joined Washington University to start a lab focusing on microRNA and translational cancer research. In 2020, Dr. wang joined the University of Illinois at Chicago in the department of Pharmacology.

STAFF

Xin Huang
RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
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Xin joined the Wang lab in 2020. He received his Ph.D. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. His research focuses on cancer biology, single-cell sequencing, and the mechanism of hemostasis regulation under pathological conditions. Primarily, he uses single-cell sequencing to analyze the role of microRNAs in cancer biology. With a calibrate automatic thrombogram (CAT) method, he is also interested in developing some novel methods and techniques to study hemostasis under normal and pathological conditions.

Xinyi Liu
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
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Xinyi completed her PhD in bioinformatics at Harbin Medical University, China. She studied human endogenous retroviruses involved in autoimmune disease and the relationships between small molecules and miRNAs. Her project here is focused on identification of miRNA biomarkers in HPV-induced cancers.

Yuanxiang Li
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
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 Yuanxiang joined the Wang lab in 2021. She achieved her PhD in marine biology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. She studied the physiological and transcriptomic response under high light stress in Dunaliella salina. She also studied the effects of red and blue light on the expression of carotenoid biosynthesis genes.

Holly Tong
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
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Holly completed her Ph.D. study in microbiology at Harbin Medical University, China. She has studied the impact of cancer secreted-exosomal miRNA on the tumor microenvironment and its relation to radiosensitization. Her goal is to explore the roles of extracellular vesicles from saliva in cancer development.

STUDENTS

Yuhao Chen
PHD CANDIDATE – ELECTRICAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
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Yuhao Chen joined the Department of Electrical and System Engineering at WUSTL in 2015. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree in information engineering at the Beijing Institute of Technology in 2014. He joined the Wang lab to pursue his PhD in Bioinformatics.

Gongyu Tang
PHD CANDIDATE – MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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Gongyu is a PhD student in mechanical engineering and joined the Wang lab in August 2018. He received his M.S. in mechanical engineering at WUSTL in 2017 and his B.S in mechanical engineering at Huazhong Agriculture University in 2015. He previously researched computational fluid dynamics and is now working on bioinformatics research.

Minsu Cho
PHD STUDENT– Biomedical Engineering (Bioinfromatics)
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Minsu is a PhD student in bioinformatics and joined the lab in August 2020. He started his Ph.D.in August 2021 at UIC. He received his M.S. in bioinformatics at Northeastern University in 2020 and his B.S in Biotechnology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2018.

Dan-Ho Tran
PHD STUDENT– Graduate Education in BioMedical Science
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Dan-Ho is a Ph.D. student in the Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences program and joined the Wang lab in August 2021. He received his B.S in molecular genetics at The Ohio State University in 2018.

Mary Menhart
PHD STUDENT– Graduate Education in BioMedical Science
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Mary joined the Wang lab in 2021. She received her Master of Science in bioinformatics from Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam in 2020 and her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at The University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016.

Monica Chen
PHD STUDENT– Graduate Education in BioMedical Science
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Monica joined the lab in 2022. She received her DVM, National Chung-Hsing Uinversity, Taiwan in 2016 and her master`s in canine cancers and genetics from University of Sydney, Australia in 2019

Shruthi Selvaraj
PHD STUDENT– Graduate Education in BioMedical Science
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Shruthi is a Ph.D. student in the Graduate Education in bioMedical Sciences (GEMS) program. She joined the Wang lab in May 2022. She has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Biotechnology from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Medical Biotechnology from UIC. Besides running experiments in the lab and reading literature, she likes to listen to music, play tennis, and go swimming.

Andy Yang
VISITING STUDENT
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Andy is a visiting student who came from Harbin Medical University, studying otorhinolaryngology. Currently, he is working on miRNA-seq and molecular biology techniques. He will be graduating in otolaryngology, July 2021.