How do genes regulate cell behaviors in normal organs and cancer?

The Wang Laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms of cell type specification, stem cell differentiation, and various cell behaviors in vivo, with a particular focus on the prostate gland. To tackle these questions, we employ multiple experimental approaches, including animal models, genetic lineage tracing, molecular and cell assays, and bioinformatic analyses. Ultimately, a better understanding in this field will facilitate prevention and treatment of diseases such as prostate cancer.

The lab is located in the Biomed building on the science hill of University of California Santa Cruz. Immersed in redwood trees, the campus overlooks the Santa Cruz City and Monterey Bay, and is an hour's drive to San Francisco.

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Lab News

12/3/2019 Congratulations on Ofir's Master thesis defense!

9/12/2019 Luminal cell contact inhibits prostate basal stem cell activities, our new study shows.

7/29/2019 The lab is awarded the $75,000 UC CRCC grant.

6/14/2019 Daniel wins the SCCBG Undergraduate Research Award. Congratulations!