Yanpeng Wang


Postdoctoral Researcher


Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Davis, Davis, CA. 2018--.

Postdoctoral association, Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMass Medical School, MA. 2016-2017   

Ph.D--- Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 09/2011--07/2016

M.S--- Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shanxi, China, 09/2008--07/2011

B.S--- Gausu Agricultural University, Gansu, China, 09/2004--07/2008


  1. Zong Y, Song Q, Li C, Jin S, Zhang D, Wang Y, Qiu J-L, Gao C. (2018). Efficient C-to-T base editing in plants using a fusion of nCas9 and human APOBEC3A. Nature Biotechnology 36:950
  2. Li C*, Zong Y*, Wang Y*, Jin S, Zhang D, Song Q, Zhang R, Gao C. (2018). Expanded  base editing in rice and wheat using a Cas9-adenosine deaminase fusion. Genome Biology. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-018-1443-z. (* co-first author).
  3. Zong, Y*., Wang, Y*., Li, C., Zhang, R., Chen, K., Ran, Y., Qiu, J-L,.Wang, D., Gao, C. (2017). Precise base editing in rice, wheat and maize with a Cas9- cytidine deaminase fusion. Nature Biotechnology. doi:10.1038/nbt.3811. (* co-first author).
  4. Wang, Y., Zong, Y and Gao, C. (2017). Wheat genome editing by sequence-specific nucleases. Methods in Molecular Biology. P169-186. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-7337-8.
  5. Wang, Y*., Cheng, X*., Shan, Q., Zhang, Y., Liu, J., Gao, C and Qiu, J-L. (2014). Simultaneous editing of three homoeoalleles in hexaploid bread wheat confers heritable resistance to powdery mildew. Nature Biotechnology. 32, 947-951(* co-first author).
  6. Shan, Q*., Wang, Y*., Li, J*., Zhang, Y., Chen, K., Liang, Z., Zhang, K., Liu, J., Xi, J.J., Qiu, J-L and Gao, C (2013). Targeted genome modification of crop plants using a CRISPR-Cas system. Nature Biotechnology. 31, 686-688(* co-first author).
  7. Shan, Q*., Wang, Y*., Chen, K*., Liang, Z., Li, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, K., Liu, J., Voytas, D.F., Zheng, X., Zhang,Y and Gao, C. (2013). Rapid and efficient gene modification in rice and brachypodium using TALENs. Molecular Plant. 6, 1365-1368(* co-first author).
  8. Gil-Humanes, J., Wang, Y., Liang, Z., Shan, Q., Ozuna, C. V., Sanchez-Leon, S., Baltes, N. J., Starker, C., Barro, F., Gao, C., Voytas, D. F. (2016). High-efficiency gene targeting in hexaploid wheat using DNA replicons and CRISPR/Cas9. The Plant journal, doi: 10.1111/tpj.13446.
  9. Shan Q, Wang Y, Li J, Gao C (2014) Genome editing in rice and wheat using the CRISPR/Cas system. Nature Protocols. 9, 2395-2410.
  10.  Zhang Y, Liang Z, Zong Y, Wang Y, Liu J, Chen K, Qiu J, Gao C. (2016). Efficient and transgene-free genome editing in wheat through transient expression of CRISPR/Cas9 DNA or RNA. Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/ncomms12617
  11. Liang Z ., Chen K., Li T., Zhang Y., Wang Y., Zhao Q ., Liu J., Zhang H., Liu C., Ran Y., Gao C. (2017). Efficient DNA-free genome editing of bread wheat using CRISPR/Cas9 ribonucleoprotein complexes. Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/ncomms14261
  12. Ji, X., Zhang, H., Zhang, Y., Wang, Y and Gao, C. (2015). Establishing a CRISPR–Cas-like immune system conferring DNA virus resistance in plants. Nature Plants. 1, 15144.