Wallace Wang

Computational Biologist

Wallace is a computational biologist in Dr. Kathiresan’s lab. He has a particular interest in developing and applying statistical models to make sense of large amounts of data generated in medical and population genetics, to discover the genetic association and to understand the development of human rare diseases and complex diseases. He also has great interests in the fundamental questions of human evolution, including the evolution of mutation, recombination, and adaptation. Before joining in Dr. Kathiresan’s lab, He finished his postdoc training in Dr. Martin Pollak’s lab (BIDMC, HMS), worked on the genetics of human FSGS for three years. Where, he worked on the discovering of genetic modifiers for APOL1 G1/G2 high-risk common variants, and understanding the genetic architecture of FSGS from both in common and rare variants perspectives. He received his Ph.D. from CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology (PICB), CAS, Shanghai, China, in computational biology and human population genetics, supervised by Dr. Felix Li Jin and Dr. Yungang He.