Hejia (Henry) Wang was a Penn undergraduate student majoring in Biochemistry and Physics under the Vagelos Scholars in Molecular Life Sciences Program. He was born in Beijing China, but grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. Henry enjoys playing the alto saxophone, drinking coffee, and listening to an eclectic mix of classical/minimalist/indie and post rock music. His favorite movies are Oldboy, Fight Club, and Black Swan. Henry won the Founders Award and John C. Makris Award. He graduated in 2013 and went on to pursue his M.D./Ph.D. at the Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania. 


Guo, L.*, H.J. Kim*, H. Wang*, J. Monaghan°, F. Freyermuth°, J.C. Sung°, K. O’Donovan, C.M. Fare, Z. Diaz, N. Singh, Z.C. Zhang, M. Coughlin, E.A. Sweeny, M.E. DeSantis, M.E. Jackrel, C.B. Rodell, J.A. Burdick, O.D. King, A.D. Gitler, C. Lagier-Tourenne, U.B. Pandey, Y.M. Chook, J.P. Taylor, and J. Shorter. (2018). Nuclear-import receptors reverse aberrant phase transitions of RNA-binding proteins with prion-like domains. Cell. 173(3):677-692. pdf file link (*Co-first author. °Co-second author).

Zhang, T.*, Y-C. Wu*, P. Mullane, Y.J. Ji, H. Liu, L. He, A. Arora, H-Y. Hwang, A.F. Alessi, A.G. Niaki, G. Periz, L. Guo, H. Wang, E. Elkayam, L. Joshua-Tor, S. Myong, J.K. Kim, J. Shorter, S-E. Ong, A.K.L. Leung, and J. Wang. (2018). FUS regulates activity of microRNA-mediated gene silencing. Mol. Cell. 69(5):787-801. pdf file link (*Co-first author).

Seither, K.M., H.A. McMahon, N. Singh, H. Wang, M. Cushman-Nick, G.L. Montalvo, W.F. DeGrado, and J. Shorter. (2014). Specific aromatic foldamers potently inhibit spontaneous and seeded Aβ42 and Aβ43 fibril assembly. Biochem. J. 464:85-98. pdf file link

Qiu, H., S. Lee, Y. Shang, W.Y. Wang, K.F. Au, S. Kamiya, S. J. Barmada, S. Finkbeiner, H. Lui, C.E. Carlton, A.A. Tang, M.C. Oldham, H. Wang, J. Shorter, A.J. Filiano, E.D. Roberson, W.G. Tourtellotte, B. Chen, L.H. Tsai, and E.J. Huang. (2014). ALS Mutation FUS-R521C Causes DNA Damage and RNA Splicing Defects. J. Clin. Invest. 124(3):981–999. pdf file link



April, 2013. Henry after winning the 'Founders Award' for best poster at The Annual Biochemistry Major Poster Session!







Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania