About

My name is Richard Wang, currently a staff scientist in the Department of Human Genetics at UCLA. I also am a member of the Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Undiagnosed Disease Network.

I am also a former bioinformatics instructor and fellow of the UCLA Computational Bioscience Intitative (Dept of Bioinformatics).

Much of my work has been in the area of Duchenne muscular dystrophy using whole exome sequencing/whole genome sequencing and RNA-seq to uncover clues explaining the progression of the disease. Previously, I have undertaken genome-wide association analysis of Neuromyelitis Optica, a disease similar but distinct from Multiple Sclerosis and studied the effects of copy number on gene expression. Of particular interest to me are the growing fields of personalized genomics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, translational medicine and the genetic basis for disease and phenotypes.

Previously, I have worked as software engineer for Fortune 500 companies, a writer/editor/designer for magazines and head of a nonprofit group encouraging civic participation.

A partial list of scientific publications can be found here.