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).
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.