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2011 Sontag Award Recipient

"Funding from the Sontag Foundation allowed me to train two postdocs and one student at the interface of computation and cancer biology. Each one now in permanent academic roles. Their success embodies the broad impact and legacy of the Sontag Foundation's mission to promote innovative progress in brain cancer research."

About DSA-Funded Research

Understanding gene regulation in eukaryotes presents exciting challenges in biology today. Eukaryotic DNA is not naked but wraps around millions of histone proteins, forming a very complicated three-dimensional structure called chromatin. Chromatin structure and other epigenetic factors play crucial roles in gene regulation, selectively enhancing or silencing transcriptional activities specific to various cell types. Dr. Song's main research interest focuses on using integrative genomics to study the interplay among transcription factors, chromatin structure, non-coding RNAs, and gene regulation in development and diseases.

Current Appointment(s)
  • Founder Professor of Physics
  • Professor of Statistics
  • Director, FUTURE-MINDS-QB Training Program
  • Harvard University, A.B., Physics
  • University of Cambridge, UK, Master of Advanced Study, Mathematics
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Theoretical Physics
  • Harvard Medical School, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Medical Physics
  • Harvard School of Public Health, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Computational Biology