Dr. Wang will be the Department of Chemistry's first Core Member of the Broad Institute.
Dr. Xiao Wang, currently a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Professor Karl Deisseroth at Stanford University, will join the Department of Chemistry as an Assistant Professor.
Wang obtained her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Peking University in 2010, where her research with Professor Jian Pei focused on developing fluorescent organic materials. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago in 2015. Advised by Professor Chuan He, her Ph.D. thesis focused on elucidating the cellular function of RNA modifications. She then joined the Deisseroth Lab as a postdoctoral fellow of Life Science Research Foundation, where she developed a high-throughput in situ RNA-sequencing methods for spatially resolved transcriptome-wide imaging of RNAs in intact brain tissues. Upon her arrival at MIT, Wang will become the first Core Member of the Broad Institute with an academic appointment in the Department of Chemistry.
The Wang Group develops and applies new chemical and biophysical tools to better understand the molecular events in the brain.