Shangying Wang, Entered 2006/07  

Shangying Wang

Office Location: 094 Physics
Office Phone: (919) 660-2549
Email Address: sw57@duke.edu

Specialties:
Biological physics

Current projects: Modeling Gene Regulatory Network in Neurons

Research Description: I am trying to model Gene Regulatory Network in Neurons. Because the number of mRNA and protein in each single cell are actually very small, these variation can be crucial for cellular function, such as metabolism, circadian, memorizing and stress response. Especially in nervous system, it is extremely important to precisely regulate gene expression in single cell because gene expression can modify the synaptic plasticity, the ability of the connection between two neurons. However little is known about the gene regulatory network and how they response to the external stimuli in neurons which I’d like to study for my Ph.D degree.