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Welcome to the Wang Lab

We are a discovery-driven research group working at the interface between developmental biology, bioengineering, and statistical physics. We combine quantitative organism-wide fluorescence imaging, functional genomics, and physical modeling to understand the fundamental rules that control collective cell behaviors to optimize tissue regeneration, adaptation, and evolution.

We thank our sponsors (current and past): Beckman Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Bio-X, Baxter Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Human Frontier Science Program, Hellman Fellows Fund, NIH, NSF, Volkswagen Foundation, Woods Institute, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute.

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Group Updates

Aug. 2023. Our work on Expansion Spatial Transcriptomics is published in Nature Methods and highlighted by Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute. (read more

Jul. 2023. Yuhang Fan's work on systemic regeneration responses is published in Cell and highlighted in Stanford News. (read more)

Jun. 2023. Souradeep Sarkar is awarded a Stanford School of Medicine Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Apr. 2023. Our collaboration with Iwijn de Vlaminck and Ben Cosgrove to enable cross-species and cross-measurement platform analysis of cell types and tissue environment-specific gene regulation in the muscle is funded by CZI. 

Sept. 2022. Our collaboration with Anshul Kundaje's lab using single-cell multiomics and deep learning to decipher the regulatory genome underlying the Macrostomum whole-body regeneration is funded through Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Program. (read more)

May 2022. Our research on planarian regeneration and cell type evolution is spotlighted in Stanford Reports. (read more)

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