Xiaofeng Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Cancer Biology Program
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 (MCB, Guarini PhD Innovation Fellow)
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 graduated from Nanjing University where she majored in Biology and joined the MCB program in 2019. She is interested in computational biology.
Andrew McCray (MCB, Guarini PhD Innovation Fellow)
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 working as a Research Assistant before joining MCB graduate program. He is interested in understanding the consequences of SWI/SNF subunit mutations in human diseases. Andrew’s other interests include soccer, skiing, and generally enjoying the outdoors.
Tom Skipper (MCB, MD/PhD)
Tom is an MD-PhD student currently doing his PhD thesis in the Wang lab. He is 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.
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
William Hodgson '25
Will is a sophomore at Dartmouth College studying biology and computer science. He is interested in bioinformatics and the mechanisms behind epigenetics. Outside of class and lab, Will enjoys trail running, alpine climbing, and getting horribly lost in the mountains.
Tianning (T.T.) Chen '25
T.T. primarily studies computer science at Dartmouth College as an undergraduate. However, she loves all sciences and is excited to synergize her passions through bioinformatics work in Wang Lab. In her spare time, T.T. also delights in dancing, learning languages, TAing, reading novels, and collecting random new hobbies every couple of weeks.
Tyler Grubelich '26
Tyler is an undergraduate at Dartmouth College who is studying biomedical engineering and music while on the pre-med track. He is interested in conducting wet-lab research using human cancer cells, and is excited to see connections between his pre-medical coursework and his lab research. Outside of the lab, Tyler is a cellist in the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra and is a First Year Undergraduate Advisor. He also enjoys swimming, kayaking, and biking.
Charles Ihara '26
Charles is undergraduate at Dartmouth College who is interested in studying biology and computational biology. In the lab, he works with Tom on the tumor organoid project.
Gone, But Not Forgotten:
Nicholas Sugiarto '23
(2020 - 2023)
Current: research Assistant and Bioinformatician at Brigham Women Hospital and the Broad Institute.
Current: graduate student at CeMM, Vienna
Ellie Stevens '26
Ellie is a sophomore at Dartmouth College studying Classical Languages and Literature on the pre-med track. In the lab, she is interested in wet lab research surrounding cancer epigenetics. Ellie is a member of the Dartmouth Cancer Scholars program and does tutoring and research for the Dartmouth Classics Department. She also enjoys biking, skiing, ice hockey, and reading.
Teddy Smith '24
MCB Rotation student
Sophia Arana '22
Current: RA at Stanford University
MCB Rotation student
MCB Rotation student
PEMM Rotation student
MCB 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