Xing Wang

 Xing Wang

Contact Information

DCL 3221
1304 W Springfield Ave
Urbana, IL 61801
Research Associate Professor of Chemistry
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Dr. Xing Wang is a nucleic acids biochemist, structural DNA nanotechnologist, and molecular biologist at UIUC.  He received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from New York University (2009). He then did his postdoctoral training at Princeton University to explore novel functions of synthetic RNAs in genome editing (2013). Before joining UIUC, Dr. Wang was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2014-2019). 

Research Interests

  • DNA nanotechnology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Nanomaterials
  • Biotechnology

Research Description

Biochemistry and Nanotechnology

Dr. Wang’s Nucleic Acids Programming Lab is focused on the design and synthesis of functional DNA/RNA aptamer, nanostructure and nano-device, and on the exploration of their applications in chemistry, engineering, biology, and disease diagnosis and treatment.


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, New York University