Group Members



Jiguang Wang

Jiguang Wang

Email: jgwang-AT-ust.hk

Principal Investigator

Jiguang Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Life Science, Department of chemical and biological engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Chinese Academy of Sciences. From 2011 to 2015, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Raul Rabadan's lab at Columbia University. There, he developed a computational method—TEDG which reconstructs the evolution history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He also collaborated with Uttiya Basu in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia on a project of noncoding transcriptomes. In 2015, Dr. Wang was named as an Irving Institute Precision Medicine Fellow and promoted to Associate Research Scientist and Faculty Member of Department of Biomedical Informatics. He focused on the study of precision medicine of Glioblastoma under therapy. His current interests are in the research of computational methods in cancers.

Biaobin Jiang

Biaobin Jiang

Postdoc Fellow

Biaobin Jiang is an Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Wang Lab. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical Engineering at Beijing Institute of Technology in 2009. After one-year research intern at Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, he attended graduate school at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, the United States, where he earned his Ph.D. in Computational Biology in 2016. He then moved to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, for postdoc training. He joined in the Division of Biomedical Engineering, HKUST, as a Postdoc Fellow in March 2017, and he was named as an IAS Postdotoral Fellow in May 2017. Now he focuses on precision oncology driven by Next-Generation Sequencing data, including inference of tumor evolution, development of combination therapy, and post-treatment surveillance.


Yiyun Chen

Yiyun Chen

PhD Student

Yiyun Chen is a PhD student in Professor Jiguang Wang's group. She obtained her bachelor degree in biochemistry at HKUST, during which she was trained in several labs on cancer and developmental biology. She proceeded with her MPhil study in Professor Mingjie Zhang's lab at HKUST. Her MPhil thesis is focused on the structure and regulation of several myosin superfamily proteins. Her current research focus is the genomic and transcriptomic analysis of cancer and psychiatric disorders.

Quanhua Mu

Quanhua Mu

PhD Student

Quanhua Mu is a PhD student at the Wang Lab. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degree from Nankai University, China, where he worked on proliferation and dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes using high throughput sequencing. He has also worked with human gut microbiome data while he was a bioinformatician at QuantiHealth Co. Ltd.. In his PhD studies he will focus on using bioinformatics and data science tools to find novel drivers and potential targets for precision medicine of glioma.


Yoonhee Nam

Yoonhee Nam

PhD Student

Yoonhee Nam is a PhD student in Professor Jiguang Wang's Lab. She obtained her Bachelor degree in Biochemistry (Chemistry) with a minor in Biology at Purdue University in 2016. During her undergraduate studies, she worked in Dr. Philip S. Low's lab as an undergraduate research assistant. She helped with the synthesis of small molecules and protein linkers to achieve bone anabolism. She started the PhD program at Division of Life Science, HKUST, in February 2017. Her research focus is genomic data analysis for improvement in cancer treatments.


“Nasir

Nasir Mahmood Abbasi

Research Assistant

Nasir abbasi is a Research assistant in Professor Jiguang Wang's Lab. He obtained his Master’s degree in Bioinformatics from Uppsala University, Sweden. During his Master studies, she worked with Erik Sonnhammer on Adaptive evolution in Birds. He has also worked as research assistant in Bioinformatics analysis of bacterial genome analysis in Sweden and then he worked with Francisco Rodriguez on bioinformatics analysis of Bacteroidetes in University Miguel Hernandez, Spain. He has been part of number of publication. Recently, he joined our lab as research assistant to analyze the bioinformatics data.


Visiting Faculty Members



“Yongcui

Yongcui Wang

Visiting Professor

Yongchui Wang has Ph.D. in Applied mathematics from China agriculture University, Beijing, China. She has strong background in data mining, machine learning and statistics. she has experience of developing computational tools to analyze cancer data. She came to our lab for few weeks to help analzing bioinformatics data


Undergraduate Student



Hongyu Shi

Hongyu Shi

Undergraduate Student

Hongyu Shi is an undergraduate student in Professor Jiguang Wang’s Lab. Her major is Biochemistry and Cell Biology. She used to be an UROP student in Prof.Wen’s lab working with zebrafish. She is now working on the integration of cross-sectional and longitudinal genomic data from patients with brain tumors. In addtion, she also helps with data visualization and web development in the Wang lab.