Gaoyuan Wang is a bioinformatician from Gerstein Lab at Yale University. Originally a physicist, she previously worked in various research fields such as cosmology and particle physics, where she participated in the ATLAS collaboration at CERN. She received her PhD in computational soft matter physics from the Georg August University of Göttingen in Germany. Her current research interests lie in understanding biological systems via large-scale datasets using interdisciplinary approaches. She primarily works on the development and application of tools that provide insights on biological data. She is also interested in the ethical implication of the rapidly growing field of health technology, in particular issues related to privacy.