Wenjing Wang

I am trained as a chemical biologist and am deeply interested in developing novel molecular technologies for cell biology.


  • Research Assistant Professor, U-M Life Sciences Institute
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts


  • Postdoctoral associate, Stanford University (2016-2018)
  • Postdoctoral associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2012-2016)
  • Ph.D., Bioorganic Chemistry, Michigan State University (2012)
  • B.S., Chemistry, Xiamen University, China (2006)

Awards & Honors

  • University of Michigan Biological Sciences Scholar (2018)
  • Infinite Kilometer Award, School of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2016)
  • Jeremy R. Knowles Memorial Travel Award, Bioorganic Gordon Research Conference, NH (2011)
  • Education Merit Fellowships (twice), Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University (2006-2011)


  • Ting, A.Y., Wang, W. "Light-Activated, Calcium-Gated Polypeptide and Methods of Use Thereof." U.S. Patent Application No. 62/440,857, Filed on 12/30/2016
  • Ting, A.Y., Wang, W. "Protein-Protein Interaction Detection Systems and Methods of Use Thereof." U.S. Patent Application No. 62/440,825, Filed on 12/30/2016
  • Borhan, B., Geiger, J., Wang, W., Vasileiou, C., Lee, K.S.S., Berbasova, T. "New Colorimetric and Fluorescent Fusion Protein Tags", U.S. Patent 636,499, 06/20/2013