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I work in the [http://genomics.hawaii.edu/prestinglab/ Presting Lab], [http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/mbbe/ MBBE department] at the [http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ University of Hawaii].
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Senior Research Scientist at [http://universalbiomining.com/ Universal Bio Mining].
==Education==
==Education==
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* 2006-?, PhD, Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa
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* 2006-2012, PhD, Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa
* 2001-2003, MS, Bioinformatics, Northeastern University
* 2001-2003, MS, Bioinformatics, Northeastern University
* 1996-2000, BS, Biology, University of California Santa Barbara
* 1996-2000, BS, Biology, University of California Santa Barbara
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==Industry==
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==Relevant Career Experience==
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* 2005-2006 Biogen Idec, San Diego, Protein Evolution, Antibody Engineering
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* 2012-, [http://universalbiomining.com/ Universal Bio Mining] Senior Research Scientist
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* 2003-2005 Biogen Idec, Boston, Cheminformatics, Protein Engineering
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* [http://igem.org/Team.cgi?id=656 2011 Brown-Stanford iGEM Team] Graduate Student Advisor
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* 2002 Pharmacopeia, New Jersey, Cheminformatics
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* [http://2008.igem.org/Team:Hawaii 2008 Hawaii iGEM Team] Graduate Student Advisor
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* 2005-2006, Biogen Idec, San Diego, Protein Evolution, Antibody Engineering
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* 2003-2005, Biogen Idec, Boston, Cheminformatics, Protein Engineering
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* 2002, Pharmacopeia, New Jersey, Cheminformatics
==Current Research==
==Current Research==
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* Hawaiian Algal Database (HADB)
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* Bioleaching of sulfide ores for gold and copper using chemolithotrophic bacteria
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* Bioplastics & Biofuels from Cyanobacteria, PhD Thesis
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* In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) of Lunar & Martian regolith
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* [http://2008.igem.org/Team:Hawaii 2008 Hawaii iGEM Team] Graduate Student Advisor
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==Past Research==
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* Horizontal transfer and characterization of carboxysomes from Halothiobacillus neapolitanus to E. coli
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* Cyanobacteria Synechocystis sp. PCC6803, inorganic carbon uptake and fixation, PHB biosynthesis.
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* [http://algae.manoa.hawaii.edu/ Hawaiian Algal Database (HADB)]: database specializing on morphology and DNA sequence data of Hawaiian algae.
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* Hawaiian Fresh Water Algal Database (HfwADB): database on freshwater algae of the Hawaiian Islands.
==Research Interests==
==Research Interests==
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* Biofuels/Biopolymers
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* Carbon fixation and carboxysome structure of cyanobacteria and chemolithotrophic bacteria
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* Synthetic Biology: Modularization of Biological Components & Pathways for Synthesizing Biofuels & Polymers
* Computatonal Biology/Bioinformatics
* Computatonal Biology/Bioinformatics
* Protein Engineering
* Protein Engineering
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==Awards & Scholarships==
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* MIT iGEM 2011 Competition, Brown-Stanford: Best Presentation, Americas; Best New Application Area; Gold Medal
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* MIT iGEM 2008 Competition, Hawaii: Best Rookie Team, Bronze Medal
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* 2011 NASA Planetary Biology Internship award
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* UCSB College of Creative Studies fellowship
==Publications==
==Publications==
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#Wang2008 Norman Wang, William F. Smith, Brian R. Miller, Dikran Aivazian, Alexey A. Lugovskoy, Mitchell E. Reff, Scott M. Glaser, Lisa J. Croner, and Stephen J. Demarest, Conserved Amino Acid Networks Involved in Antibody Variable Domain Interactions, Accepted Oct. 2, 2008, manuscript number Prot-00311-2008 [[Media:Wang 2008 Manuscript Prot-00311-2008.pdf|PDF]]
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#Wang2012-1 Montague, M., McArthur IV, G.H., Cockell, C.S., Held, J., Marshall, W., Sherman, L.A., Wang, N., Nicholson, W.L., Tarjan, D.R., Cumbers, J., 2012. The role of synthetic biology for in situ resource utilization (ISRU). Astrobiology. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23140229 Pubmed]
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#Wang2005 Wang, N., DeLisle, R.K. & Diller, D.J. Fast small molecule similarity searching with multiple alignment profiles of molecules represented in one-dimension. J Med Chem 48, 6980-90(2005). [[Media:Wang_DeLisle_Diller_2005.pdf|PDF]]
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#Wang2012-2 Sherwood, A.R., Wang, N., Carlile, A.L., Neumann, J.M., Wolfgruber, T.K., Presting, G.G., 2012. The Hawaiian Freshwater Algal Database (HfwADB): a laboratory LIMS and online biodiversity resource. BMC Ecology 12, 22. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23095476 PubMed]
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#Wang2001 Wang, Norman & Tiffney, Bruce H., Seeds of Rhododendron (Ericaceae) from the Late Eocene of California. 2001. Palaeontographica p.245-254
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#Wang2009-2 Wang, N., Sherwood, A.R., Kurihara, A., Conklin, K.Y., Sauvage, T., Presting, G.G., The Hawaiian algal database: a laboratory LIMS and online resource for biodiversity data, BMC Plant Biology 9, 117(2009). [[Media:Wang-2009-The_Hawaiian_Algal_Database.pdf|PDF]] / [[:Image:Wang-2009-The_Hawaiian_Algal_Database.pdf|File]] / [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19728892 PubMed]
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#Wang2009-1 Wang, N., Smith, W. F., Miller, B. R., Aivazian, D., Lugovskoy, A. A., Reff, M. E., Glaser, S. M., Croner, L. J., Demarest, S. J., Conserved amino acid networks involved in antibody variable domain interactions, <em>Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics</em>, 2009, 76, 99-114. [[Media:Wang-2008-Conserved Amino Acid Networks Involved in Antibody Variable Domain Interactions.pdf|PDF]] / [[:Image:Wang-2008-Conserved_Amino_Acid_Networks_Involved_in_Antibody_Variable_Domain_Interactions.pdf|File]] / [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19089973 PubMed]
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#Wang2005 Wang, N., DeLisle, R. K. & Diller, D. J., Fast small molecule similarity searching with multiple alignment profiles of molecules represented in one-dimension. <em>J. Med. Chem.</em>, 2005, 48, 6980-90. [[Media:Wang_DeLisle_Diller_2005.pdf|PDF]] / [[:Image:Wang_DeLisle_Diller_2005.pdf|File]] / [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16250656 PubMed]
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#Wang2001 Wang, N. & Tiffney, B. H., Seeds of Rhododendron (Ericaceae) from the Late Eocene of California. <em>Palaeontographica</em>, 2001, 245-254.
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==Contact Info==
 
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Norman Wang <br\>
 
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University of Hawaii <br\>
 
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1955 East-West Road <br\>
 
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Agricultural Science 218 <br\>
 
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Honolulu, HI  96822 <br\>
 
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wangn at hawaii.edu <br\>
 
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[[Special:Emailuser/Norman Wang|Email me through OpenWetWare]]
 
==Laboratory==
==Laboratory==
* [[User:Norman Wang/Protocols|Protocols]]
* [[User:Norman Wang/Protocols|Protocols]]
* [[User:Norman Wang/Projects|Projects]]
* [[User:Norman Wang/Projects|Projects]]
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* [[User:Norman Wang/Resources|Resources]]
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==Other Relevant Accomplishments==
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* United States Patent Application [http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=%2220060206269%22.PGNR.&OS=DN/20060206269&RS=DN/20060206269 11/283,650 20060206269]: One-dimensional QSAR models (Pharmacopeia Drug Discovery, Inc.)
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* United States Patent Application [http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=%2220080050370%22.PGNR.&OS=DN/20080050370&RS=DN/20080050370 11/725,970 20080050370]: Stabilized Polypeptide Compositions (Biogen Idec, Inc.)
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* Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Treasurer ‘07-‘09
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* Introduced the GSO Campus Greening Initiative bill. Successfully advocated for and passed the bill in Dec. 2008 by the GSO Assembly (representing over 5000 graduate students) to create a $75k revolving fund to support oncampus efficient energy usage, renewable energy generation, and sustainability related projects.
==Misc==
==Misc==
* Interview in the [[Media:2007.04.xx-Audrey_Magazine-Norman_Wang.pdf|Apr '07 Audrey Magazine]]
* Interview in the [[Media:2007.04.xx-Audrey_Magazine-Norman_Wang.pdf|Apr '07 Audrey Magazine]]
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==Contact Info==
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Norman Wang <br\>
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Universal Bio Mining <br\>
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665 3rd Street, Suite 230 <br\>
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San Francisco, CA 94107 <br\>
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writenorman @at@ gmail.com <br\>
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[[Special:Emailuser/Norman Wang|Email me through OpenWetWare]]

Revision as of 15:32, 29 January 2013

Senior Research Scientist at Universal Bio Mining.

Contents

Education

  • 2006-2012, PhD, Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • 2001-2003, MS, Bioinformatics, Northeastern University
  • 1996-2000, BS, Biology, University of California Santa Barbara

Relevant Career Experience

Current Research

  • Bioleaching of sulfide ores for gold and copper using chemolithotrophic bacteria
  • In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) of Lunar & Martian regolith

Past Research

  • Horizontal transfer and characterization of carboxysomes from Halothiobacillus neapolitanus to E. coli
  • Cyanobacteria Synechocystis sp. PCC6803, inorganic carbon uptake and fixation, PHB biosynthesis.
  • Hawaiian Algal Database (HADB): database specializing on morphology and DNA sequence data of Hawaiian algae.
  • Hawaiian Fresh Water Algal Database (HfwADB): database on freshwater algae of the Hawaiian Islands.

Research Interests

  • Carbon fixation and carboxysome structure of cyanobacteria and chemolithotrophic bacteria
  • Synthetic Biology: Modularization of Biological Components & Pathways for Synthesizing Biofuels & Polymers
  • Computatonal Biology/Bioinformatics
  • Protein Engineering

Awards & Scholarships

  • MIT iGEM 2011 Competition, Brown-Stanford: Best Presentation, Americas; Best New Application Area; Gold Medal
  • MIT iGEM 2008 Competition, Hawaii: Best Rookie Team, Bronze Medal
  • 2011 NASA Planetary Biology Internship award
  • UCSB College of Creative Studies fellowship

Publications

  1. Montague, M., McArthur IV, G.H., Cockell, C.S., Held, J., Marshall, W., Sherman, L.A., Wang, N., Nicholson, W.L., Tarjan, D.R., Cumbers, J., 2012. The role of synthetic biology for in situ resource utilization (ISRU). Astrobiology. Pubmed [Wang2012-1]
  2. Sherwood, A.R., Wang, N., Carlile, A.L., Neumann, J.M., Wolfgruber, T.K., Presting, G.G., 2012. The Hawaiian Freshwater Algal Database (HfwADB): a laboratory LIMS and online biodiversity resource. BMC Ecology 12, 22. PubMed [Wang2012-2]
  3. Wang, N., Sherwood, A.R., Kurihara, A., Conklin, K.Y., Sauvage, T., Presting, G.G., The Hawaiian algal database: a laboratory LIMS and online resource for biodiversity data, BMC Plant Biology 9, 117(2009). PDF / File / PubMed [Wang2009-2]
  4. Wang, N., Smith, W. F., Miller, B. R., Aivazian, D., Lugovskoy, A. A., Reff, M. E., Glaser, S. M., Croner, L. J., Demarest, S. J., Conserved amino acid networks involved in antibody variable domain interactions, Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics, 2009, 76, 99-114. PDF / File / PubMed [Wang2009-1]
  5. Wang, N., DeLisle, R. K. & Diller, D. J., Fast small molecule similarity searching with multiple alignment profiles of molecules represented in one-dimension. J. Med. Chem., 2005, 48, 6980-90. PDF / File / PubMed [Wang2005]
  6. Wang, N. & Tiffney, B. H., Seeds of Rhododendron (Ericaceae) from the Late Eocene of California. Palaeontographica, 2001, 245-254. [Wang2001]

Laboratory

Other Relevant Accomplishments

  • United States Patent Application 11/283,650 20060206269: One-dimensional QSAR models (Pharmacopeia Drug Discovery, Inc.)
  • United States Patent Application 11/725,970 20080050370: Stabilized Polypeptide Compositions (Biogen Idec, Inc.)
  • Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Treasurer ‘07-‘09
  • Introduced the GSO Campus Greening Initiative bill. Successfully advocated for and passed the bill in Dec. 2008 by the GSO Assembly (representing over 5000 graduate students) to create a $75k revolving fund to support oncampus efficient energy usage, renewable energy generation, and sustainability related projects.

Misc

Contact Info

Norman Wang
Universal Bio Mining
665 3rd Street, Suite 230
San Francisco, CA 94107
writenorman @at@ gmail.com
Email me through OpenWetWare

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