Research Interests:

  • Comparative and functional genomics in animal health and diseases:
  • Genomics and metagenomics on host-microbial interactions
  • Assorted topics in evolutionary genomics

Keywords: Genomics; Epigenomics; Metagenomics; Evolution; Gene Expression

Dr. Wang's primary research area is multi-omics analysis of health, performance, production, welfare, and disease in companion and food animals, with emphasis from fundamental sciences to veterinary/agricultural applications. Wang laboratory uses next-generation sequencing technologies and comparative and functional genomic approaches to investigate animal genome, transcriptome, DNA methylome, and microbiome. They have analyzed allele-specific gene expression and allele-specific DNA methylation in mammalian placenta samples including marsupials, mouse, cattle, dog, and interspecific equid hybrids (mules and hinnies), and characterized different forms of X chromosome inactivation and their epigenetic regulation in the placenta. Wang lab also performs metagenomic analyses of human, cattle, cat, and chicken gut microbiota, to search for differential composition and abundance of gut microbes at normal and diseased conditions.


Assistant Professor, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University

Adjunct Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Past Affiliations

Research Associate, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University (past)

Veterinary Medicine
PhD, Cornell University, Genetics and Genomics, 2011
BS, Fudan University, Biological Sciences, 2004
veterinary medicine human population and genetics epigenetics gene expression entomology genetics dna sequencing rna genomics evolution
Chinese, English
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Entomology Society of America
Genetics Society of America
Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
The American Society of Human Genetics