- 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
Our lab is focused on the health and disease in animals to improve companion animal heath, enhance livestock and aquaculture production, health and welfare, through the advancement of veterinary genomics and biotechnology.
- Genomic Imprinting
- X Chromosome Inactivation
- Allelic Imbalance
- cis vs. trans Regulation
- DNA Methylation
The Wang laboratory's primary research area is multi-omics analysis of health, performance, production, welfare and disease in companion and farm animals, with emphasis in both fundamental sciences to veterinary/agricultural applications.
One research interest is genetic and epigenetic regulation of gene expression in vertebrates and insects. The main focus is allele-specific expression (ASE), allele-specific DNA methylation (ASM) and allele-specific histone modifications.
Another research interest is the DNA methylation evolution, sex-biased gene expression, host-microbe interaction, mitochondrial-nuclear genome interaction, telomeric repeat and satellite repeat evolution using the model of parasitoid jewel wasps.