Lab News

Keep up to date with Wang Genomics lab

Our lab has now moved from Columbia to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, located in the Colket Translational Research Building. Research projects for graduate and undergraduate students at Penn are available in our lab, to develop bioinformatics methods to advance precision medicine. Please contact the PI for opportunities.

Our lab won best costome design in ZNI Halloween party again!

Radiation by the UV light resulted in a base pair change in a personal genome, causing coding change to a gene that may impact health conditions. Baymax came up and used CRISPR to fix the base pair change, so that the personal genome is healthy again.

Special thanks to Coco for the design and implementation!

 

Kai is the 1st place winner of the first ever ZNI Art Contest! His creative design skillfully and artistically represented the collaborative and innovative work being done here at ZNI! T-shirts with the winning design will be given out during the holiday party.

 

We had a lab summer party with lab members and guests at Dr. Wang's home. We had food, drinks and enjoyed charade games.

"Science" turns out to be the hardest category, yet "Game" is one of the easiest categories to guess.

KEEP CALM IT'S TEATIME!

The Wang Lab will host this week's tea time, at the 2nd floor bridge between ZNI and BCC. You are welcome to join and enjoy watermelons!

We had a lab party at Dr. Wang's home, filled with yummy food and lively conversations.

 

Our lab members and two guests from Jeannie's lab won the best costume/performance award in the ZNI Halloween Party! In fact, many consider this as the best performance ever that they saw in ZNI Halloween party. Thanks Lingling for designing and directing the show titled "Gangnam style DNA sequencing".

ZNI tea time is hosted by Wang lab today!

Come enjoy snack, ice cream, watermelon, and most importantly, live discussion with Wang lab members!

The Wang lab presented in the ZNI dinner night on June 14. Four members each described their current project in progress and the preliminary results of their projects:

  • Xiao Chang: wANNOVAR: annotating genetic variants for personal genomes via the web
  • Lingling Shi: Modeling NLGN4X deletions in neurodevelopment
  • Fan Gao: Landscape of DNA Methylation in Meningiomas
  • Yunfei Guo: Automated annotation pipeline for Mendelian disorder

Thanks to all who participated in the dinner night!

 

Dr. Wang hosted the 2nd Annual ZNI New Technology Symposium together with Dr. Robert Chow. The symposium was created to promote awareness of the new technologies being applied by biomedical researchers across USC!

In the symposium, four speakers from USC presented their research on developing new technologies. Dr. Wang gave a lecture titled "interpreting personal genomes", describing our recent work on developing sequence annotation pipelines and web servers.

After the symposium, we had a wine and cheese session, filled with lively discussions.

 

Dr. Wang hosted the inaugural ZNI New Technology Symposium together with Dr. Robert Chow. The symposium was created to promote awareness of the new technologies being applied by biomedical researchers across USC!

In the symposium, four speakers from USC presented their research on developing new technologies and applying them on biological problems. These include:

  • Dr. Benjamin Berman discussed the use of bisulfite sequencing for cancer epigenomics 
  • Marcelo Coba discussed systems biology approaches for the study of signaling networks
  • Don B. Arnold discussed tools for visualizing endogenous proteins in vivo
  • Robert Chow discussed super-resolution optical microscopy of transmembrane molecules and molecular complexes

After the symposium, we had a wine and cheese session, filled with lively discussions.