Curriculum Vitae
David Wang

Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences profile

Office Address: Departments of Molecular Microbiology and Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
8250 McDonnell Pediatric Research Building
Campus Box 8230
660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone, office: 314-286-1123
Phone, lab: 314-286-1124
FAX: 314-362-1232
Email: davewang [at]




1988-1992 B.S. Chemistry, Stanford University
1992-1998 Ph.D. Biological Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1998-2004 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco

Academic Positions:

2010-present Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Pathology&Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine
2004-2010 Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Pathology&Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine

Selected Publications

  1. 1. Krishnamurthy S and Wang D “Extensive conservation of prokaryotic ribosome binding site sequences in known and novel picobirnaviruses” Virology 2018 Jan 12;516:108-114. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2018.01.006.

  2. 2. Jiang H, Chen K, Sandoval L, Leung C, Wang D “An evolutionarily conserved pathway required for Orsay virus infection of C. elegans” mBio 2017: 8(5). pii: e00940-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00940-17 PMCID: PMC5587906.

  3. 3. Zhao G, Vatanen T, Droit L, Park A, Kostic AD, Poon TW, Vlamakis H, Siljander H, Härkönen T, Hämäläinen A, Peet A, Tillman V, Ilonen J, Wang D, Knip M, Xavier RJ, Virgin HW “Intestinal Virome Changes Precede Autoimmunity in Type 1 Diabetes Susceptible Children” PNAS, 2017: 114(30):E6166-E6175. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1706359114 PMCID: PMC5544325

  4. 4. Janowski AB, Bauer I, Holtz L, Wang D “Propagation of astrovirus VA1, a neurotropic human astrovirus, in cell culture”. J. Virol. 2017: pii: JVI.00740-17. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00740-17. PMCID: PMC5599743.

  5. 5. Zhao G, Wu G, Lim ES, Droit L, Krishnamurthy S, Barouch DH, Virgin HW, Wang D. VirusSeeker, a computational pipeline for virus discovery and virome composition analysis.” Virology 2017: 503:21-30. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2017.01.005. PMCID: PMC5326578.

  6. 6. Krishnamurthy S, Janowski AB, Zhao G, Barouch D, Wang D “Hyperexpansion of RNA bacteriophage diversity” PLoS Biology 2016: 14(3): e1002409. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002409. PMCID: PMC4807089.

  7. 7. Lim ES, Zhou Y, Zhao G, Bauer IK, Droit L, Ndao IM, Warner BB, Tarr PI, Wang D*, Holtz LR* “Early life dynamics of the human gut virome and bacterial microbiome in infants” Nature Medicine 2015: doi10.1038/nm.3950. PMCID: PMC4710368.

  8. 8. Handley SA, Thackray LB, Zhao G, Presti R, Miller AD, Droit L, Abbink P, Maxfield LF, Kambal A, Duan E, Stanley K, Kramer J, Macri SC, Permar SR, Schmitz JE, Mansfield K, Brenchley JM, Veazey RS, Stappenbeck TS, Wang D, Barouch DH, Virgin HW; “Pathogenic simian immunodeficiency virus infection is associated with expansion of the enteric virome” Cell 2012: 151: 253.

  9. 9. Felix MA, Ashe A, Pifaretti J, Wu G, Nuez I, Belicard T, Jiang Y, Zhao G, Franz CJ, Goldstein LD, Sanroman M, Miska EA, Wang D, "Natural and experimental infection of Caenorhabditis nematodes by novel viruses related to nodaviruses" PLoS Biology 2011: 9: e1000586