Liyong Wang, Ph.D.
- Research Associate Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics
- A Candidate Gene Study Revealed Sex-Specific Association between the OLR1 Gene and Carotid Plaque
- Vitamin D receptor gene as a candidate gene for Parkinson disease.
- A comprehensive genetic study on left atrium size in Caribbean Hispanics identifies potential candidate genes in 17p10.
- A Rare Novel Deletion of Tyrosine Hydroxylase Gene in Parkinson's Disease
- Peak-wide mapping on chromosome 3q13 identifies the Kalirin gene as a novel candidate gene for coronary artery disease.
Liyong Wang, Ph.D., a Research Associate Professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, is a molecular biologist with extensive training in mapping susceptibility genes for complex diseases. Her research has focused on using genomic and epigenomic approaches to discover novel susceptibility genes and pathways for coronary artery disease, stroke and Parkinson disease. She has research experience in high-throughput genotyping, genome mapping, next generation sequencing, DNA methylation profiling, transcriptional regulation of gene expression, and characterization of gene structure and function.