The American Society of Hematology Scholar Awards provide monetary support for fellows and junior faculty pursuing research careers to assist them during the critical period in which they must complete their training and achieve status as an independent investigator. The awards, totaling $100,000 for fellows and $150,000 for junior faculty over a two- to three-year period, are made possible through grants from the corporate community, individual donors, foundations, and funds committed by the Society.
Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship with David Allis in the laboratory of Chromatin Biology & Epigenetics at Rockefeller University in New York. Since joining the faculty at UNC, he has been awarded a UNC Jefferson Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine (2013) and a Martin D. Abeloff, MD V Scholar Award from the V Foundation for Cancer Research (2011). He is also currently completing a Howard Temin ‘Pathway to Independence’ Award in Cancer Research from the National Cancer Institute (2010–present). Research in his lab emphasizes chromatin biology and epigenetics. His group focuses on mechanistic understandings of how chemical modifications of chromatin define distinct patterns of mammalian genomes, control gene expression, and regulate cell proliferation versus differentiation during development, and how their deregulations lead to human diseases such as cancer, developmental disorders, and aging.
ASH Award announcement: http://www.hematology.org/Newsroom/Press-Releases/2014/1325.aspx