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Kai Wang

Kai Wang

Professor, University
Dr. Kai Wang is a Professor at the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) Perelman School of Medicine. He received a Bachelor's degree from Peking University in China, a master's degree from Mayo Clinic, and a PhD from the University of Washington, then had postdoctoral training at Penn and CHOP. He was previously an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). His laboratory developed a number of widely used software tools for genome variant annotation and clinical interpretation, including PennCNV, ANNOVAR, InterVar, Phenolyzer and EHR-Phenolyzer. His research focuses on the development and application of genomic approaches to study the genetic basis of human diseases and facilitate the implementation of genomic medicine.