Z Yan Wang (she/her)
Hi, I’m yan. Thank you for your interest in the lab. I’m an incoming Assistant Professor of Psychology and Biology and a Weill Neurohub Term Professor at UW Seattle. Broadly speaking, I’m a neuroscientist interested in the evolutionary and social dimensions of aging in invertebrate nervous systems. I did my undergrad at Cornell, where I studied biology, English literature, and Asian American Studies, my PhD at UChicago in neurobiology, and now I am a postdoc in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department at Princeton. I think a lot about doing science differently, community building, and books.
The Wang Lab launches Fall 2022, joining 12 new faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences.
I gratefully acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples on whose ancestral territories members of the lab will live, work, and gather. The Wang Lab is situated on the stolen homelands of the Suquamish, Tulalip, and Muckleshoot tribes. I make this acknowledgement so we, as a lab and as individuals, may better uphold our responsibility in undoing the legacy of colonization and honor the ongoing connections of Native peoples, past and present, to these lands and waters.