Zhiping Weng graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1992 with a BS in Electrical Engineering. In 1993, she entered the graduate program in Biomedical Engineering at Boston University, and received her PhD in 1997. The focus of her thesis research was in computational biology, specifically on calculating binding free energies of protein-protein interactions. In January 2008, Weng moved to the University of Massachusetts Medical School to build and direct the new Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology. She is a full professor with tenure, in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology. She continues research on computational analysis of transcriptional regulation. She has started to study epigenomics and nucleosome positioning, which play important roles in transcriptional regulation. In addition, she is investigating the function and regulation of small RNAs in metazoan.
- Algorithmic Challenges in Genomics, Spring 2016. Visiting Scientist.