University ofÂ Pennsylvania, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, USA
Dr. Kai Wang obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Peking University, China. He subsequently went to US and got a master’s degree at Mayo Clinic and a Ph.D. at the University of Washington, working with Dr. Ram Samudrala on protein structure and function prediction. He then had postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania with Dr. Maja Bucan and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with Dr. Hakon Hakonarson, working on genomic analysis of human diseases. He developed PennCNV, one of the most widely used software tools to detect copy number variations from high-density SNP arrays. He also developed ANNOVAR, a functional annotation tool for annotating genetic variants from high-throughput sequencing data. He is currently an Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
His research focuses on bioinformatics methods for next-generation sequencing data and their application in genomic medicine.