Gao Wang, PhD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences (in Neurology and the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center)
Gao Wang, PhD

Dr. Wang is a computational biologist trained at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing Institute of Genomics, 2009), Baylor College of Medicine (2014) and the University of Chicago (2020). His work spans a range of subjects at the interface of genetics, statistics, machine learning, bioinformatics, and neurological sciences. His current research focuses on the study of pathogenesis of neurological disorders, in particular Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis, through integrating large-scale multi-omics as well as medical data in cohorts of diverse ancestry. He is most interested in research problems that motivate development and/or applications of new computational techniques. His computational methods work include approaches for rare variant linkage and association studies, multi-variate association analysis, statistical fine mapping in association studies, and disease sub-typing and onset prediction.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology

Education and Training

  • PhD, 2014 Baylor College of Medicine
  • Fellowship: 2020 University of Chicago

Lab Locations

  • College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S)

    630 West 168th Street
    Ph19-118
    New York, NY 10032

NIH Grants

  • INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO ELUCIDATE THE GENETIC ETIOLOGY OF AGE-RELATED HEARING IMPAIRMENT AND TINNITUS (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2019 - Aug 31 2024

    DETECTING PLEIOTROPIC EFFECTS THROUGH INTEGRATION OF OMICS DATA (Federal Gov)

    Mar 15 2019 - Feb 28 2023

    COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS FOR SEQUENCEBASED LARGE-SCALE EPIDEMIOLOGY STUDIES (Federal Gov)

    Apr 1 2019 - Mar 31 2021

    DETECTING PLEIOTROPIC EFFECTS THROUGH INTEGRATION OF OMICS DATA (Federal Gov)

    Mar 15 2019 - May 15 2019