Gao Wang, PhD

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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, neurological sciences, machine learning and bioinformatics. His current research focuses on the study of pathogenesis and functional genomic regulations of neurological disorders -- in particular Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis -- through integrating large-scale multi-omics as well as phenotypic data in cohorts of diverse ancestry. He is most interested in research problems that uniquely motivate development and applications of new computational techniques. His computational methods work include approaches for  multi-variate association analysis, statistical fine mapping in association studies, rare variant linkage and association studies and disease subtyping.

Academic Appointments

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


  • Male

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

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


Dr. Wang directs a Computational Functional Genomics Lab in the Center for Statistical Genetics at the Department of Neurology. More details of his research projects can be found here.