Amy Wang

Hi! I am a 3rd year Ph.D. Candidate in Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, where I am coadvised by Alex Dunn and Bill Weis. I use my training in biophysics, structural biology, and computer science to understand the relationship between protein structure and function. Currently, I study mechanosensitive cell adhesion proteins using biophysical and computational approaches, including single molecule force spectroscopy (optical tweezers) and physics-based simulations.

I recieved my bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Polymers & Soft Matter at MIT. I worked in Brad Olsen's lab, where I studied the physics governing protein-block copolymer self-assembly. I also worked in the Langer and Anderson labs, where I characterized protein-polymer interactions for drug delivery applications.

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Awards and Affiliations

  • Valuation of Public Companies in the Life Sciences Pitch Competition (INDE209) - First Place (2020)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2018-2023)
  • Stanford ChEM-H Chemistry/Biology Interface Predoctoral Training Program (2018-2023)
  • Stanford Graduate Fellowship (2018-2023)
  • MIT Tau Beta Pi (2017)
  • MIT Chemical Engineering Departmental BP Academic Achievement Award (2016)

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