Bo WangI am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Genomic Biology at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, working with Phil Newmark.  I work at the interface between statistical physics, developmental biology, and bioengineering.  During my Ph.D., I worked in the area of soft matter, using single-molecule fluorescence imaging and tracking to study molecular transport in complex fluids.  I received my M.S. and B.S. degrees in polymer engineering, developing tools for micro-fabrication and self-assembly.

Starting May 2015, I will be joining the Department of Bioengineering, and the Department of Developmental Biology (by courtesy), at Stanford University as an assistant professor. My laboratory will use quantitative single-molecule resolved fluorescence imaging (“deep imaging”), functional genomics (“deep sequencing”), and statistical modeling to study the systems biology of flatworms, free living planarians and parasitic flukes.  Using these models, we seek to understand quantitatively the fundamental rules that control stem cell collective behavior to optimize tissue regeneration, remolding, and adaptation.

We are recruiting talented and motivated graduate students, postdocs, and undergraduate research technicians.  Interested in joining? Contact: bowang4@illinois.edu.