Ting Wang, PhD

Ting Wang, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Professor of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

Computational genomics and epigenomics. The evolution and adaption of human regulatory networks, with a focus on mobile elements (i.e., transposable elements) and their impact on gene regulation, their genetic and epigenetic control, and their roles in human biology and diseases. In particular, we are studying how DNA methylation changes in transposable elements influence tumorigenesis.


  • 2001: MS, computer sciences, Washington University, St. Louis
  • 2006: PhD, computational biology, Washington University


  • 2006 - 2009: Postdoctoral fellow, computational biology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Selected Research Publications

Transposable elements in mammalian chromatin organization.
  • Lawson HA, Liang Y, Wang T
  • Nat Rev Genet 2023
A draft human pangenome reference.
  • Liao WW, Asri M, Ebler J, [...] Wang T, [...] Paten B
  • Nature 2023
Widespread contribution of transposable elements to the rewiring of mammalian 3D genomes.
  • Choudhary MNK, Quaid K, Xing X, Schmidt H, Wang T
  • Nat Commun 2023
Semi-automated assembly of high-quality diploid human reference genomes.
  • Jarvis ED, Formenti G, Rhie A, [...] Wang T, [...] Miga KH
  • Nature 2022
The dynseq browser track shows context-specific features at nucleotide resolution.
  • Nair S, Barrett A, Li D, [...] Wang T, [...] Kundaje A
  • Nat Genet 2022
Mammalian genome innovation through transposon domestication.
  • Modzelewski AJ, Gan Chong J, Wang T, He L
  • Nat Cell Biol 2022
Developmental Pathways Are Epigenetically Reprogrammed during Lung Cancer Brain Metastasis.
  • Karlow JA, Devarakonda S, Xing X, [...] Wang T
  • Cancer Res 2022
WashU Epigenome Browser update 2022.
  • Li D, Purushotham D, Harrison JK, [...] Wang T
  • Nucleic Acids Res 2022
The Human Pangenome Project: a global resource to map genomic diversity.
  • Wang T, Antonacci-Fulton L, Howe K, [...] Haussler D
  • Nature 2022

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