Center for Cancer Genomics
NCI, NIH, USA
Dr. Wang joined The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) program, National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 2012 as a biomedical informatics specialist. He is currently the Project Officer for NCI’s Genomic Data Commons (GDC) which houses TCGA data. Before joining the NCI, Dr. Wang spent two years as a senior bioinformatics scientist with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Data Coordinating Center. Prior to that, Dr. Wang worked for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for eight years. He is specialized in microarray data analysis with extensive experience in identifying biomarkers associated with vaccine efficacy, disease progression, and pathogenesis. He also has expertise in computer programming and the development of bioinformatics tools.
Dr. Wang received his bioinformatics postdoc training at the NCI Center for Cancer Research (CCR) where he obtained extensive training in human-mouse comparative genomic analysis. Dr. Wang has an interest in epigenetics and part of his postdoc training was focused on cancer associated alternative splicing and genetic imprinting. Dr. Wang completed his B.S. in 1985 and M.S. in 1988 at Zhejiang University, China. He received a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Idaho in 2000 and achieved his Master’s degree in Computer Science from Southeastern University in Washington D.C. in 2002.