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Dr. Greg Wang is a faculty member of Dept. of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Dept. of Pharmacology, and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.  He has enormous passion both for scientific discovery and for addressing critical health needs we face. His active research programs cover the fundamental principles of chromatin biology and gene regulation, pathogenesis notably cancer, and therapeutics. He also develops high interest in studying how host tames virus via epigenetic mechanisms.
    At his independent faculty position, Dr. Wang has received the Young Investigator Award of American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (2021), recognitions by UNC including the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement (2019) and the Yang Family Biomedical Scholar (2020), several awards of private foundations such as American Cancer Society Scholar (2016) and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar (2018), amongst others (see CV below). Before joining UNC, he completed a PHD study at UCSD and a postdoctoral training with Dr. C David Allis at Rockefeller University (2007-2011).

Greg Wang - Principal Investigator
Full Professor (Tenured)

PhD: University of California, San Diego, USA; Postdoc at: Rockefeller University (with David Allis)
Curriculum Vitae
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Post-Doc Associate

Jeong (John) Hyun Ahn

PhD: Emory University, USA

Starting date: April 01 2017

Major Post-Doc Publications:

Nature (2021); Blood (2019)

Post-Doc Associate

Dongxu Li

PhD: Peking University, China

Starting date: Jan 18 2018

Major Post-Doc Publications:

Science Trans Med (2021)

Cell rep (2022)

Oncogene (2022)

Post-Doc Associate

Jun Wang

PhD: Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Post-Doc Associate

Chenxi Xu

PhD: Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Starting date: Feb 01 2018

Major Post-Doc Publications:

Nature Cell Biology (2022)

Int J Mol Sci (2020)

Starting date: June 6 2019

Major Post-Doc Publications:

Nucleic Acid Res (2021)

Cell Chem Biol. (2021)

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Post-Doc Associate

Arum Kim

PhD: Korea University, South Korea


Post-Doc Associate

Shuai Zhao

PhD: Tsinghua University, China

Starting date: June 28 2019

Major Post-Doc Publications:

Nature Rev Cancer (2021)

Starting date: July 01 2019*

Major Post-Doc Publications:

BBA Gen Reg Mech (2021)

PNAS (2022)

*Supported by NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award 

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PHD Student 

Yiran Guo

PhD Student, Genetics and Molecular Biology (GMB), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Starting date: April 21 2019

Major PHD Publications:

Nucleic Acid Res (2021);

Nat Communications (2020);

Trends in Genetics (2021)


Post-Doc Associate/Students


Multiple positions available

Computational Specialist


Computational biologist

Weida Gong

PhD: UNC at Chapel Hill

Administrative Support

Administrative Assistant 

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Singleton, Jaleesa


Owens, Donna Cristi

Wang Lab Alumni 
Undergraduate researcher/technician

Graduate students.                                                                                               

Postdoctoral associates & scholars



Andrew Burton

Now: Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree (D.D.S.; 2017)

Quinta Fernandes

Now: Graduated with B.S. in Biology; UNC Medicine 

Alex Chen

Now: B.S. Chemistry (2020) UNC; Research technician, Duke Univ.

Trevor Parton

Now : UNC School of Medicine MD class of 2018-2022 


Walker Blanchard

Now: Clinical Research Coordinator at UNC 

Rui Lu

Now: Assistant Prof. University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Cancer center

David Allison

Senior Scientist at Triangle Biotechnology

Zhihong Ren

Research Fellow in Hematological Malignancies, Johns Hopkins University

Heather Hoke

Scientist at N-of-One, Inc.

Yulong Li

Bioinformatics Specialist at Duke

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Bowen Xu

Now: Senior Statistical Programmer at Syneos Health

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Doan On

MS in biochem, UNC; PHD at Virginia Commonwealth Univ

Jie Li

PHD in G&MB, UNC; postdoc at Cornell Medical School

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Malika Sekhri

MS, Campbell Univ.Research Associate in Translational Med.

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Huitao Fan

Now: Professor at Harbin Medical University, China

Hidetaka Uryu, MD, PHD

Bioinformatician specialist

MD Anderson Cancer Center