Wang Lab Members

  • Yang Bi (Postdoctoral Fellow)

  • Roberto Bogomolni (Visiting Investigator)

  • Ajeet Chaudhary (Postdoctoral Fellow)

  • Efren Gonzalez (Environmental Health & Safety Manager)

  • Qufei Gu (Postdoctoral Research Scientist)

    am from Suzhou (Soochow), China. I received the B.S. degree in Physics from Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, in 2011, the M.S. degree in Physics from University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, United States, in 2014, the Ph.D. degree in Biological Engineering & Small-Scale Technologies from University of California, Merced, United States in 2019. I am interested in the development of single-molecule tool in exploring DNA-protein interactions. In my spare time, I play basketball, soccer and crabbings.


  • Shenheng Guan (Senior Investigator)

  • Sumudu Karunadasa (Postdoctoral Fellow)

    I received my B.Sc. degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka. I graduated from University of Kentucky, USA in Plant Molecular Biology. I am interested in discovering plant molecular mechanisms.

  • Kevin Li (Research Assistant)

  • Daniel Ramirez (Postdoctoral Fellow)

    I was born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico and grew up in El Paso, TX. I received my B.S. in Cellular & Molecular Biochemistry from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and worked with Dr. German Rosas-Acosta on posttranslational modifications of Influenza proteins. Then, I did two summer research internships (2014, 2015) focused on the structural biology of nucleoporins with Dr. Günter Blobel at The Rockefeller University. I then did my PhD in Biological & Biomedical Sciences at Harvard with Dr. Christina Woo, where I focused on protein engineering to control O-GlcNAc signaling.

    I am broadly interested in method and tool development using principles from protein engineering, synthetic biology, chemical biology, proteomics, and glycobiology to address fundamental questions in plant biology dealing with glycans like O-GlcNAc and O-fucose.

  • Evan Saldivar (Graduate Student)

    I graduated from UC San Diego in 2019 with a major in Molecular Biology and a minor in Mathematics. My previous research focused on small-molecule specialized metabolism in maize (Zea mays) roots, with a specific focus on terpenoid biochemistry. I am broadly interested in plant biochemistry, as well as the application and development of new techniques, both experimental and computational. I am starting a PhD in Stanford's Biology Department in Fall 2020, and am excited to engage with the broader scientific community, at both Stanford and the Carnegie Institute!

  • Frej Tulin (Postdoctoral Fellow)

    I am interested in how plants coordinate cell growth and division. Brassinosteroid (BR) hormones are known for their growth-promoting activity, but also help regulate cell division in certain tissues. I am exploring mechanistic links between BR signaling and cell division, using Arabidopsis and the alga Chlamydomonas as models. 

    I received a M.S. from KTH in Stockholm, Sweden, and a Ph.D. from the Rockefeller University. I like running and ping pong. 

  • Jay Yung (Lab Technician)

  • Zhenzhen Zhang (Postdoctoral Fellow)

    I am interested in mechanisms of plant growth regulated by sugar and brassinosteroid signaling.