Department of Biology
Research in Dr. Wang’s lab focuses on the comparative genomics, molecular evolution, and systems biology of gene families. The lab uses genomic and related data, coupled with other biochemical and microbiological information, to identify new therapeutic targets and to further study the underlying evolutionary mechanisms in diseases such as malaria. Their research has a particular emphasis on the functional divergence of duplicated genes, which are believed to provide the raw material for functional novelty. The lab is also interested in the association between sequence evolution and gene network regulation.
Areas of Specialization
» Bioinformatics and computational biology
» Comparative genomics
» Molecular evolution and population genetics
» Systems biology
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