Hongwei Wang, PhD

Associate Professor Adjunct

Departments & Organizations

Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry: Structural Biology

Structural Biology


Hongwei Wang went to college in Tsinghua Unversity at Beijing, China. After earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology in 1996, he continued his Ph.D. training in the same department of Tsinghua. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2001 and came to the States to pursue his postdoctoral training at Lawerence Berkeley National Laboratory. He joined Yale faculty in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry in 2009.
Hongwei Wang's research focuses on elucidating the structure of macromolecular assemblies using cryo-electron microscopy. In the past, he has revealed the structural basis of microtubule dynamic instability and it roles in cell division. He is now interested in macromolecular machinery of RNA metabolism and cytoskeleton dynamics.

Education & Training

PhD Tsinghua University (2001)
BS Tsinghua University (1996)
postdoctoral fellowship Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Honors & Recognition

  • Outstanding Performance AwardLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2005)

  • National Award of Science (2nd rank)State Council of China (2005)

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Contact Info

Hongwei Wang, PhD
Lab Location
Sterling Hall of Medicine, C-Wing
333 Cedar Street, Ste 111

New Haven, CT 06510
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Office Location
Sterling Hall of Medicine, C-Wing
333 Cedar Street, Ste 123

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
MB and BPO Box 208024
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8024

Hongwei Wang Lab