Yihang Wang

Schmidt AI in Science Fellow
Department of Chemistry
The University of Chicago

Yihang received his B.S. degree in Physics from the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in 2017.  He then started his Ph.D. studies in the Biophysics program at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). Advised by Prof. Pratyush Tiwary, he explored the possibility of combing AI techniques with molecular dynamics simulation to study the interaction mechanisms of (bio)molecules. As a fellow of the UMD-NCI partnership for integrative cancer research, he was in close collaboration with Dr. John Schneekloth in studying the interaction mechanism of RNA and small molecules. He was a postdoc fellow at Chicago Center for Theoretical Chemistry (CCTCh) till February 2023 and now a Schmidt AI in Science Fellow at the chemistry department.