Li-San Wang

Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania
Principal Investigator, NIA Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS)

Chair, The Graduate Group in Genomics and Computational Biology (GCB)
Secondary Faculty, Computer and Information Science (CIS) and Genetics

lisan-portrait_smallI am a bioinformatician and human geneticist at the University of Pennsylvania. When I am not busy looking at human genetics data or finding new hard drive spaces to store such files, I enjoy reading about history and listening to classical music. I used to play video games a lot, but I stopped when I realized I’m not very good at it. My wife, Shin-Yi Chou, is in the nobler profession of health economics. Together, we have two daughters who play piano a lot, but find their true passions in the Minecraft video game.

My research interests include disease-related bioinformatics (aging, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer), human genetics (in particular genome-wide association studies and whole genome/whole exome resequencing studies), and computational methods for next-generation sequencing technology.

Last updated: 18 May 2015