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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, Human Frontier Science Program, Hellman Fellows Fund, NIGMS, NSF, Volkswagen Foundation.

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Watch an introductory video about the model system and the problems we work on.

Group Updates

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

May 2022. Eunsun Song receives a Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF).

May 2022. Chew Chai is awarded a Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence (DARE) Doctoral Fellowship and an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholarship.

Jun 2021. We join the Neuro-Omics Inititaitve led by Liqun Luo, Alice Ting, and Steve Quake, which is a part of the Wu Tsai Big Ideas in Neuroscience program. In this project, we will use single-cell sequencing to compare neuronal cell types across different species to understand how nervous system evolved. (read more)

May 2021. Alec Tarashansky's work on mapping single-cell transcriptomic atlases across long evolutionary distances to understand cell type evolution is published in eLife and highlighted in Stanford News. (read more)

Sept. 2020. Our work on planarian regeneration is featured by 2020 ScienceNews 10: Scientists to Watch. (read more)

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