U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Wei Yang

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-402-4645
Email: weiy@mail.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Ph.D.Columbia University1991
  • M.A.Columbia University1985
  • B.A.State University of New York at Stony Brook1985
  • B.A.State University of New York at Stony Brook1983

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Wei Yang, Ph.D., NIH Distinguished Investigator

Section Chief, Mechanism of DNA Repair, Replication, and Recombination SectionLaboratory of Molecular Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Chromosome Biology/Epigenetics
  • Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
  • Structural Biology
Research Summary/In Plain Language

Research Summary

Current Research

My group is interested in studying DNA recombination, repair, and replication. In particular, we are interested in V(D)J recombination, mismatch repair, nucleotide excision repair, and translesion DNA synthesis.  We use X-ray crystallography, molecular biology, and various biochemical and biophysical approaches to find out the molecular mechanisms in these biological processes.