Harris H. WANG
Assistant Professor of Systems Biology, Columbia University, USA

Harris Wang is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University jointly appointed in the Department of Systems Biology and the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology. 

 

Dr. Wang received his B.S. degrees in Mathematics and Physics from MIT and his Ph.D. in Biophysics from Harvard University. His research group at Columbia is developing enabling synthetic biology technologies to engineer microbes that improve gut health and modify mammalian cells that better produce therapeutics. Dr. Wang is an Investigator of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the recipient of numerous awards including the NIH Director's Early Independence Award, NSF CAREER Award, Sloan Research Fellowship, ONR Young Investigator and was named in Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Science. In early 2017, Dr. Wang was recognized by President Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), which is "the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers."