David Wang earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Stanford University in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from M.I.T. in 1998. Following postdoctoral training at UCSF, he started his own research laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis in 2004, where he is currently Associate Professor. The overall goal of the Wang laboratory is to characterize and exploit the virome, the spectrum of viruses present in a given niche, to better understand infectious disease and basic biologic processes. Dr. Wang has pioneered novel genomic approaches for viral discovery, including pan-viral DNA microarray (ViroChip) and high throughput sequencing based strategies. His laboratory has identified a tremendous diversity of novel viruses from humans and animals and developed novel experimental systems to further characterize these viruses. These studies include analysis of SIV infected macaques and the identification of unexpected enteric virome expansion in infected animals.