Our Mission

The mission of the Wang lab is twofold:

  1. To make a lasting impact on the fields of epigenetics, stem cell biology, and translational regenerative medicine
  2. To develop and apply new technologies and methods in genome engineering and chromatin biology

To accomplish our mission, we must achieve the following:

  • Design and perform experiments that lead us to exciting and novel discoveries
  • Communicate these findings within and beyond the greater scientific community
  • Mentor trainees (in and out of the lab) and embue them with skills to become some of the best genomic epigeneticists of their generation

OUR vision

The Wang lab systematically examines how epigenetic mechanisms and chromosomal architecture drive cellular phenotypes and behaviors.

Our Goals

We have developed an interdisciplinary training environment in an effort 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, three-dimensional chromatin architecture, chromatin dynamics, and novel growth factors control gene expression programs in pluripotent stem cells and specific immune populations. Along the way, we create and implement new technologies to understand how cells collectively perform systems-level functions in healthy and diseased states. We employ innovative methodologies and apply them across multiple cellular and organismal   systems to garner a mechanistic understanding of the rules that govern and dictate cellular behaviors.

Stanford universityStanford University School of medicineStanford medicine department of dermatologyStanford Medicine program in epithelial biologyStanford hospital & ClinicsLucile packard children's hospital stanford