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.


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