Stan Wang (2011)
NIH-Cambridge MD/PhD candidate
Originally from Solon, Ohio, I graduated from the University of Akron, where I undertook my honours thesis in stem cell biology at the Cleveland Clinic. I have served on the boards of non-profits and been recognized by the U.S. Department of State, UNESCO, and Global Health Council for a programme I began to improve maternal-child health in rural Ghana. For my PhD, I am studying nuclear reprogramming to improve the generation of patient-tailored pluripotent stem cells without the use of human embryos, bypassing the ongoing embryonic stem cell debate. At Cambridge, I am involved in a few start-up companies, including having co-founded one with a fellow Gates Scholar. As an NIH-Cambridge MD/PhD candidate, I envision serving in the long-term as a surgeon-scientist at the interface of medicine, science, and entrepreneurship.
An avid traveller, I have explored more than twenty different countries across five continents. I also enjoy playing piano and composing music, participating in triathlons, and learning new languages while trekking the globe.