Zhining Wang, Ph.D.

Health Science Administrator

  • Current Role

    Current Role

    I am a subject matter expert on bioinformatics and cancer genomics. As a health science administrator, I serve as a federal lead for a few Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) projects, focusing on data harmonization and sharing. I will also serve as a CRDC liaison to NCI’s Genomic Data Commons.

    I am a certified Contracting Officer’s Representative level three (COR III). I am also a member of the following NCI or NIH committee/working groups: NCI Data Management and Sharing working group member (Genomics and other Omics Subgroup), NCI IITAG (voting member), NCI CMI data ecosystem implementation team, and NCI CRDC.

  • Projects


    Stylized image of a cloud showing repositories of data represented by circles with small icons hovering over top. The repositories include canine, imaging, genomic, and other types of data.

    NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC)

    Connects researchers with data sets and tools to analyze large- scale cancer research data in the cloud.
  • Publications
  • Background



    • Ph.D., Genetics, University of Idaho
    • M.S., Computer Science, Southeastern University, Washington, D.C.
    • M.S., Genetics, Zhejiang University, China
    • B.S., Agronomy, Zhejiang University, China

    Previous Work

    • Biomedical Informatics Specialist, Center for Cancer Genomics, NCI
    • Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Henry M. Jackson Foundation

    Recent Awards

    • 2017 NIH Director’s Award, for work with NCI’s Genomic Data Commons
    • 2014 NIH Director’s Award, for work with The Cancer Genome Atlas