Yi Zhang, Ph.D.


Yi Zhang is currently an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Fred Rosen Chair Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Institute of Molecular Biophysics at Florida State University, where he studied the "hammerhead" ribozyme. His postdoctoral training was at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of UMDNJ where he identified and characterized several histone deacetylase complexes including the Sin3 and NuRD complexes.

Hengbin Wang, Ph.D.


Hengbin Wang (b.1969) is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. Wang received his B.S. degree from Hebei Normal University (1991) and Ph.D. degree from China Agricultural University (1997) in China. He began his first postdoctoral training in Kyushu University, Japan. Then he moved to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, joining Yi Zhang’s laboratory to study the roles of histone modifications in regulating chromatin functions. He joined UAB in 2004.


"Finding Language (and Language Learning) in the Brain" - Alona Fyshe, Ph.D. - University of Alberta, Canada
"Microengineered Physiological Systems for Disease Modeling and Nanomedicine Testing" - YongTae (Tony) Kim, Ph.D. - Georgia Tech
Annual 2 day training event for graduate students and postdocs

News Listings

Elderly accident victims and Duchene muscular dystrophy sufferers could someday benefit from this stem cell hydrogel successfully tested in mice.

LaPlaca begins her term as president starting in 2019 through 2020

Six innovative biomedical research projects awarded


Research Focus Areas

Subscribe to Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience RSS