Chair’s Welcome Message - Bo Wang, Tenure-Stream Faculty

Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Professor Bo Wang

I am delighted to welcome Professor Bo Wang as the newest member of our department.  Effective September 1, 2020, Professor Wang will hold a joint tenure-track position as Assistant Professor within the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and Computer Science. He will help us build our joint program in Computational Medicine.

Professor Wang obtained his PhD from the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University in 2017 under the supervision of Serfami Batzoglou. His PhD work focused on developing algorithms for solving problems in computational biology with an emphasis on cancer subtype prediction and single-cell analysis.

For the past year, he has led the Artificial Intelligence (AI) team for Peter Munk Cardiac Center (PMCC) of the University Health Network (UHN) and he will continue to be affiliated with the Program.  Prior to joining LMP, he was a member of the Department of Medical Biophysics and cross-appointed in the Department of Surgery.

Professor Wang holds a Canada CIFAR Artificial Intelligence Chair from the Vector Institute. He has multiple first-authored papers in journals such as Nature Methods and Nature Communications. In his new position with us, he plans to expand his research program focused on designing new computational frameworks that will help scientists and clinicians interpret cancer multi-omics data and investigate cell heterogeneity and to develop integrative machine learning approaches that utilize genomic and imaging data for disease diagnosis and prognosis.  He hopes to build collaborations within the department to enable this - so please contact him if this is of interest.

Please join me in welcoming Bo to the department.

Rita Kandel, MD, FRCPC
Professor & Chair