Xiaofeng Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Cancer Biology and Molecular Therapeutics
Xiaofeng obtained his PhD from Tsinghua University, China, where he studied chaperon proteins in tumor malignancy. After that, he went to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School and worked in Charlie Roberts lab as a postdoctoral fellow studying chromatin remodeling SWI/SNF complex in pediatric cancers. From there, he developed strong interest in cancer epigenetics. Outside the lab, he likes hiking and cooking (especially hosting hot pot).
Luke Deary (PEMM/MCB)
Luke previously studied the contributions of adult intestinal stem cells to tissue homeostasis and regeneration in the Breault Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital. He then worked at Minerva Biotechnologies developing a CAR-T therapy, which is now in a Phase 1 clinical trial. Luke is primarily interested in the epigenetic control of stem cell identity and lineage determination. In the Wang Lab, he is investigating how SWI/SNF complexes maintain and direct gastrointestinal cell lineage and how alterations in SWI/SNF subunits dysregulate gene regulatory networks to drive disease. Away from the lab, Luke enjoys hiking, skiing, ice hockey, brewing beer, and gardening.
Ruoyun Wang (MCB)
Ruoyun went to Nanjing University where she studied Biological Sciences. She is very interested in cancer epigenetics, and loves both benchwork and coding. She is working on NGS experiments and data analysis.
Andrew McCray (MCB)
Andrew recently graduated from Colby College in 2020 with a major in Biochemistry. Prior research was focused on the effects of organic content in atmospheric aerosol chemistry. Andrew’s interest in epigenetics brought him to the Wang lab in June 2020 where he has begun work to better understand the consequences of SWI/SNF subunit mutations in disease. Andrew’s other interests include soccer, skiing, and generally enjoying the outdoors.
Nicholas Sugiarto '23, Senior Fellow
Nick is a Senior Fellow from Dartmouth College who is currently pursuing a biomedical engineering degree, with the ultimate goal being medical school. At the Wang lab, he is currently helping with the bioinformatic analysis. When free, he enjoys reading, basketball, and writing for the Dartmouth Jack-o-Lantern and DCN.
Cameron graduated from University of Leeds in 2020 with a degree in genetics. Previous research has been exploring the molecular pathology of neurodegenerative conditions as well as exploring new therapeutic agents in PARP-sensitive myeloma. Cameron’s interested in exploring how SWI/SNF and its various complexes work with other regulatory elements in the epigenome to determine cell lineage and drive disease. Outside of the lab, Cameron enjoys skiing, hiking, traveling and cooking.
Alex Breslav '25
Alex is a sophomore at Dartmouth College currently studying biology on a tentative pre-medical track. At the Wang Lab, he works with Andrew on researching SWI/SNF subunit mutations. Outside of the lab, Alex enjoys playing chess and is on the powerlifting team.
Alice Wong '25
Alice is a sophomore at Dartmouth College planning to major in Biology and minor in Computer Science while on the pre-medical track. As part of the Wang lab, she is assisting mainly with bioinformatics analysis. Apart from her work at Dartmouth, she loves to horseback ride, play piano, read, sing, and spend time outside with her friends.
Sudi Zhao '26
Sudi is an undergraduate at Dartmouth College who is hoping to study biomedical engineering and computer science while on the pre-med track. She is interested in epigenetics and its intersection with data analysis, which drew her to the Wang Lab. Outside of the lab, Sudi is on the sailing team and enjoys soccer, violin, and volleyball.
Warren Shepard '26
Warren is a freshman at Dartmouth College planning to study biomedical engineering and computer science while on the pre-med track. At the Wang Lab, he is currently assisting with bioinformatic analysis. In his free time, Warren enjoys hiking and climbing, as well as playing tennis
Charles Ihara '26
Charles is a first-year undergraduate at Dartmouth College. He is interested in studying Biology, Computer Science, and Economics on the pre-medical track. His interests in bioinformatics and biomedical research prompted him to join the Wang Lab. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, playing basketball, cooking, and gardening.
Gone, But Not Forgotten:
Tom Skipper (MD/PhD)
Tom is a second-year MD-PhD student interested in cancer epigenetics and its application to precision medicine. He graduated from Brown University in 2019 with a degree in biomedical engineering. Previous research focused on preclinical validation of new cancer targets from genome-wide CRISPR screens. When not at the bench or in the books, he enjoys reading, discovering new music, and anything that gets him outside including trail running, soccer, skiing, mountain biking, and backpacking.
Teddy Smith '24
MCB Rotation student
Sophia Arana '22
Current: RA at Stanford University
MCB Rotation student
MCB Rotation student
MCB Rotation student
PEMM Rotation student
Current: MD/PhD Student at UAB
Ben Wolf (2018-2020)
Ben studied biochemistry and computer science at Bowdoin College, where he worked in an organometallic chemistry lab that created catalysts for Carbon-Hydrogen bond activation. During his time in the Wang lab, Ben studied the biochemical and epigenetic consequences of SWI/SNF mutations. He is now a graduate student in George Church's lab in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program at Harvard, and hopes to work on directed evolution and bioengineering.
Harrison Hawk (2018-2020)
Harrison studied biology and government at Bowdoin College with a concentration in genetics. As a member of the Wang Lab, he studied the biochemical and epigenetic consequences of SWI/SNF mutations in a variety of cancer types. He is now working in the life sciences consulting industry. Off the clock, he enjoys ripping his moped to new fly fishing spots.
Stephan DeCarlo (2018-2020)
Stephan studied biochemistry and mathematics at Bowdoin College. Stephan then went on to work at Adimab, a biotechnology company that specializes in antibody discovery. During Stephan's internship in the Wang lab, he sought to elucidate structure-function relationships in the SWI/SNF complex that drive characteristic phenotypes found in select rhabdoid tumors. He is now a graduate student in David Liu's lab in the Chemical Biology program at Harvard University, where he hopes to learn more about disease mechanisms and drug discovery & development.
Jacob Gonzalez '20 (2018-2019): Undergraduate Researcher; currently MD student at Columbia.
Chenhui Deng (2019): MCB Rotation Student
Haleema Malik (2019): MCB Rotation Student
Leela Abdullah (2019): MCB Rotation Student
Madeline Chrupcala (2020): MCB Rotation Student
Gil Assi '22 (2020): Undergraduate Researcher
Jason McFadden '22 (2020-2021): Undergraduate Researcher