Doctoral recipient conducting bioinformatics research at Southern Miss.
Adapted from story by Caulder Ceavelin
Zheng Wang, who earned his PhD in computer science at MU in 2012, is now a tenure track faculty member at The University of Southern Mississippi last May. Wang teaches C programming language in the School of Computing and is in the process of establishing his own bioinformatics lab.
“Bioinformatics research is very exciting to me, and this is a very exciting opportunity,” said Wang. “I think I’m going to focus on my research, meanwhile trying to do a great job teaching. Both are important.”
Wang’s doctoral adviser, Associate Professor Jianlin Cheng, believes his “extraordinary research capabilities and excellent communication skills [made him] very competitive in the extremely tough academic job market.” Wang contributed to 18 published journal articles as a member of Cheng’s lab, 10 of which list Wang as the first or joint first author.
Adding to his credits: Wang was a postdoc fellow of the “Mizzou Advantage-Preparing Future Faculty” initiative.
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