Dr Anna   Wang
Senior Lecturer

Dr Anna Wang

  • BSc(Adv H1M) - The University of Sydney (2009)
  • SM in Applied Physics - Harvard University (2013)
  • PhD in Applied Physics - Harvard University (2016)
Science
School of Chemistry

I am from Sydney and spent almost a decade overseas in Massachusetts, USA. My background encompasses physics and biochemistry, and enjoy working in interdisciplinary fields such as astrobiology, biophysics, and soft matter.

I did my undergraduate studies in Physics at The University of Sydney (2006-2009). After obtaining a MS (2013) and PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard University (2016), I was fortunate to be a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow in Astrobiology at Massachusetts General Hospital from 2016-2018. I then returned to Australia to start a group at UNSW Sydney.

For details on our lab's research, please see the lab website here: annawanglab.com

Phone
+61-2-9065-3613
Location
Science and Engineering Building (lab) and Hilmer Building (office) UNSW Sydney NSW 2052

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Anna Wang
    Toparlak OD; Wang A; Mansy SS, 2021, 'Population-Level Membrane Diversity Triggers Growth and Division of Protocells', JACS AU, vol. 1, pp. 560 - 568, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacsau.0c00079
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Anna Wang
    Roohani I; Cheong S; Wang A, 2021, 'How to build a bone? - Hydroxyapatite or Posner's clusters as bone minerals', Open Ceramics, vol. 6, pp. 100092 - 100092, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oceram.2021.100092
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Anna Wang
    Mazumder A; Wang A; Uhm H; Ebright RH; Kapanidis AN, 2021, 'RNA polymerase clamp conformational dynamics: Long-lived states and modulation by crowding, cations, and nonspecific DNA binding', Nucleic Acids Research, vol. 49, pp. 2790 - 2802, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkab074
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Anna Wang
    Rawat S; Wang A, 2021, 'Accurate and practical feature extraction from noisy holograms', Applied Optics, vol. 60, pp. 4639 - 4646, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.422479
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Anna Wang
    Kindt JT; Szostak JW; Wang A, 2020, 'Bulk self-assembly of giant, unilamellar vesicles', ACS Nano, vol. 14, pp. 14627 - 14634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.0c03125
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Anna Wang
    Barkley S; Dimiduk TG; Fung J; Kaz DM; Manoharan VN; McGorty R; Perry RW; Wang A, 2020, 'Holographic Microscopy with Python and HoloPy', Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 22, pp. 72 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MCSE.2019.2923974
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Anna Wang
    Wang A; Chan Miller C; Szostak JW, 2019, 'Core-Shell Modeling of Light Scattering by Vesicles: Effect of Size, Contents, and Lamellarity', Biophysical Journal, vol. 116, pp. 659 - 669, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2019.01.006
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Anna Wang
    Wang A; Szostak JW, 2019, 'Lipid constituents of model protocell membranes', Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, vol. 3, pp. 537 - 542, http://dx.doi.org/10.1042/ETLS20190021
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Anna Wang
    Matsushita-Ishiodori Y; Hanczyc MM; Wang A; Szostak JW; Yomo T, 2019, 'Using imaging flow cytometry to quantify and optimize giant vesicle production by water-in-oil emulsion transfer methods', Langmuir, vol. 35, pp. 2375 - 2382, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03635
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Anna Wang
    Wang A; Zwanikken JW; Kaz DM; McGorty R; Goldfain AM; Rogers WB; Manoharan VN, 2019, 'Before the breach: Interactions between colloidal particles and liquid interfaces at nanoscale separations', Physical Review E, vol. 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/physreve.100.042605
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Anna Wang
    Wang A; Miller CC; Szostak J, 2018, 'Interpreting turbidity measurements for vesicle studies', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/348904
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Anna Wang
    Wang A; Rogers WB; Manoharan VN, 2017, 'Effects of Contact-Line Pinning on the Adsorption of Nonspherical Colloids at Liquid Interfaces', Physical Review Letters, vol. 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.108004
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Anna Wang
    Wang A; Garmann RF; Manoharan VN, 2016, 'Tracking E. coli runs and tumbles with scattering solutions and digital holographic microscopy', Optics Express, vol. 24, pp. 23719 - 23725, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.24.023719
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Anna Wang
    Rahmani AM; Wang A; Manoharan VN; Colosqui CE, 2016, 'Colloidal particle adsorption at liquid interfaces: Capillary driven dynamics and thermally activated kinetics', Soft Matter, vol. 12, pp. 6365 - 6372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6sm00966b
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Anna Wang
    Wang A; McGorty R; Kaz DM; Manoharan VN, 2016, 'Contact-line pinning controls how quickly colloidal particles equilibrate with liquid interfaces', Soft Matter, vol. 12, pp. 8958 - 8967, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6sm01690a
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Anna Wang
    Kelleher CP; Wang A; Guerrero-García GI; Hollingsworth AD; Guerra RE; Krishnatreya BJ; Grier DG; Manoharan VN; Chaikin PM, 2015, 'Charged hydrophobic colloids at an oil-aqueous phase interface', Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.92.062306
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Anna Wang
    Wang A; Dimiduk TG; Fung J; Razavi S; Kretzschmar I; Chaudhary K; Manoharan VN, 2014, 'Using the discrete dipole approximation and holographic microscopy to measure rotational dynamics of non-spherical colloidal particles', Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, vol. 146, pp. 499 - 509, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2013.12.019
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Anna Wang
    Tuniz A; Pope B; Wang A; Large MCJ; Atakaramians S; Min SS; Pogson EM; Lewis RA; Bendavid A; Argyros A; Fleming SC; Kuhlmey BT, 2012, 'Spatial dispersion in three-dimensional drawn magnetic metamaterials', Optics Express, vol. 20, pp. 11924 - 11935, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.011924
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Anna Wang
    Wang A; Tuniz A; Hunt PG; Pogson EM; Lewis RA; Bendavid A; Fleming SC; Kuhlmey BT; Large MCJ, 2011, 'Fiber metamaterials with negative magnetic permeability in the terahertz', Optical Materials Express, vol. 1, pp. 115 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.1.000115
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Anna Wang
    Tuniz A; Kuhlmey BT; Lwin R; Wang A; Anthony J; Leonhardt R; Fleming SC, 2010, 'Drawn metamaterials with plasmonic response at terahertz frequencies', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3428576
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Anna Wang
    Wang A; Docherty A; Kuhlmey BT; Cox FM; Large MCJ, 2009, 'Side-hole fiber sensor based on surface plasmon resonance', Optics Letters, vol. 34, pp. 3890 - 3892, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003890
    Journal articles |
    Dr Anna Wang
    Toparlak ÖD; Wang A; Mansy S, 'Population-level Membrane Diversity Triggers Growth and Division of Protocells', , http://dx.doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.13238402
    Journal articles |
    Dr Anna Wang
    Toparlak ÖD; Wang A; Mansy S, 'Population-level Membrane Diversity Triggers Growth and Division of Protocells', , http://dx.doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.13238402.v1
  • Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Anna Wang
    Keshavarzi G; Wang A; Barber TJ; Yeoh GH; Manoharan VN, 2014, 'Holographic microscopy of micron-sized droplets at liquid-liquid interfaces', in Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Anna Wang
    Wang A; Kaz DM; McGorty R; Manoharan VN, 2013, 'Relaxation dynamics of colloidal particles at liquid interfaces', in Tokuyama M; Oppenheim I (ed.), AIP Conference Proceedings, AMER INST PHYSICS, Tohoku Univ, Inst Fluid Sci, GCOE, Sendai, JAPAN, pp. 336 - 343, presented at 4th International Symposium on Slow Dynamics in Complex Systems, Tohoku Univ, Inst Fluid Sci, GCOE, Sendai, JAPAN, 02 December 2012 - 07 December 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4794594
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Anna Wang
    Wang A; Kaz DM; McGorty R; Manoharan VN, 2013, 'Discovering colloid-interface interactions with digital holographic microscopy', in Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging, OSA, presented at Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/dh.2013.dtu2a.2
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Dr Anna Wang
    Tuniz A; Pope B; Argyros A; Fleming S; Wang A; Large MCJ; Pogson EM; Lewis RA; Bendavid A; Kuhlmey BT, 2012, 'Spatial dispersion management in three-dimensional drawn magnetic metamaterials', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, OSA, presented at Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/qels.2012.qtu3f.2
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Dr Anna Wang
    Tuniz A; Pope B; Argyros A; Fleming S; Wang A; Large MCJ; Pogson EM; Lewis RA; Bendavid A; Kuhlmey BT, 2012, 'Spatial dispersion management in three-dimensional drawn magnetic metamaterials', in 2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2012
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Anna Wang
    Tuniz A; Wang A; Hunt P; Pogson E; Lewis RA; Bendavid A; Fleming SC; Kuhlmey BT; Large MC, 2011, 'Drawn metamaterial fibers with negative permeability', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, OSA, presented at CLEO: Science and Innovations, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/cleo_si.2011.cwk2
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Anna Wang
    Tuniz A; Wang A; Hunt P; Pogson E; Lewis RA; Bendavid A; Fleming SC; Kuhlmey BT; Large MC, 2011, 'Drawn metamaterial fibers with negative permeability', in 2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics: Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO 2011

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