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Stan Wang (2011)
Summary: MD/PhD candidate
Citizenship: United States
Degree and subject: PhD
College: Trinity College
Employment: Columbia University
Stan Wang pursued his PhD at the University of Cambridge as both an NIH-Oxford-Cambridge MD/PhD and Gates Scholar. For his PhD in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, Stan worked with recent Nobel Laureate, Sir John Gurdon and Professor Roger Pedersen at Cambridge, and Dr. Vittorio Sartorelli at NIH. Stan studied the epigenetics controlling reprogramming of stem cells and their ability to differentiate into various tissue types using gene editing and sequencing techniques. Through understanding these fundamental mechanisms, he is working towards ultimately bioengineering cells capable of customized tasks: from the directed evolution of novel therapeutics to directly acting on targets in the body. Stan is completing the remainder of his MD at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons as he continues to pioneer at the intersection of medicine, science, and entrepreneurship.