Yufeng Wang

Yufeng Wang, Ph.D.


Phone: (210) 458-6492
Email: Yufeng.Wang@utsa.edu
Lab website

Areas of Specialization
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Molecular Evolution and Population Genetics
  • Systems Biology

Brain Health Consortium
South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases


Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Iowa State University
M.S. in Statistics and Genetics; Iowa State University
B.S. in Genetics; Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Research Interests

Research in Dr. Wang's lab focuses on the comparative genomics, molecular evolution, and systems biology of gene families. The lab uses genomic and related data, coupled with other biochemical and microbiological information, to identify new therapeutic targets and to further study the underlying evolutionary mechanisms in diseases such as malaria. Their research has a particular emphasis on the functional divergence of duplicated genes, which are believed to provide the raw material for functional novelty. The lab is also interested in the association between sequence evolution and gene network regulation.

Training Opportunities

Students in the Wang Lab will be trained to the use of cutting-edge bioinformatic and genomic tools to statistical modeling and analysis of the omic data. Students gain hands-on experience in bioinformatics and computational biology. Topics to be covered in student training include:

  • Information and resources: PubMed, bioinformatics databases, and molecular biology databases
  • Next-generation sequencing: technology and data analysis
  • Gene expression profiling
  • Phylogenetic analysis and molecular evolution
  • Gene regulatory networks and systems biology
  • Population and statistical genetics
  • Pathway analysis


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