David Wang, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

Research in my laboratory is focused on identification and characterization of novel pathogens. In our work, we integrate a variety of experimental methodologies that cross many disciplines including molecular biology, classic virology, genomics, epidemiology, clinical investigation and bioinformatics. Specifically we use high throughput sequencing and pan-viral DNA microarrays to screen clinical samples from diseases of unknown etiology to search for novel viruses. The genomes of these viruses are then sequenced and characterized at the molecular level, and the relationship of these agents to disease is assessed.