OUR TEAM:

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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).

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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.

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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 now struggling but having fun doing NGS experiments and data analysis. 

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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.

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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 Pigeon

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. 

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Alex Breslav 26'

Alex is a freshman 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.

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Alice Wong 26'

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. 

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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.

Gone, But Not Forgotten:

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Teddy Smith 24'

Undergraduate student

Presidential Scholoar

(2022)

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Barbara Karakyriakou 

MCB Rotation student

2022 Winter 

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Sophia Arana 22'

Undergraduate student

2019-2022

Current: RA at Stanford University

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Huijuan Yang 

MCB Rotation student

2021 Winter 

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Tyler Boone

MCB Rotation student

2021 Winter 

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Hanxu Lu

MCB Rotation student

2020 Winter 

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Bernice Leung

PEMM Rotation student

2020 Winter 

Madeline Ragland

Research Assistant

2018-2019

Current: MD/PhD Student at UAB

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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. 

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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. 

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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