"Be curious, not judgemental."
The Wang Lab is committed to the core value of equity, diversity, and inclusivity within both our own lab and the greater research community. We recognize that many scientists face huge barriers due to racial, religious, gender, sexuality, political, socioeconomic identities, and we believe in our active responsibility to create opportunities for scientists from underrepresented groups to grow and contribute.
We will make choices with the intent to undo harmful patterns and inequalities present in the institutions of our field - choices that reflect how essential it is for diversity in perspectives, brought to us by our contributors with each of their unique situations, to bring forth new science.
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Stanford Propel Program
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Equity and Inclusion Initiatives at Stanford
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To make a lasting impact on the fields of epigenetics, stem cell biology, and translational regenerative medicine. To develop and apply new technologies and methods in genome engineering and chromatin biology. To achieve this, we will:
1. Design and perform experiments that lead us to exciting and novel discoveries
2. Communicate these findings within and beyond the greater scientific community
3. Mentor trainees (in and out of the lab) with skills to become some of the best genomic epigeneticists of their generation
The Wang lab systematically examines how epigenetic mechanisms and chromosomal architecture drive cellular phenotypes and behaviors.
We have developed an interdisciplinary training environment to harness emerging techniques to answer fundamental questions of biological and clinical significance in gene regulation, inflammation, and regenerative medicine.
Research in the Wang Lab is directed towards deciphering the regulatory circuitry that controls cell state and differentiation in mammalian systems. We use a variety of experimental and computational technologies to determine how long noncoding RNAs, 3-D chromatin architecture, chromatin dynamics, and novel growth factors control gene expression programs in pluripotent stem cells and specific immune populations. Along the way, we implement new technologies to understand how cells collectively perform systems-level functions in healthy and diseased states.