Visual strategies for exploring and explaining scientific data

I am the creative director of the Broad Institute where I lead the data visualization initiative. My work focuses on the effective communication, presentation, and exploration of complex biomedical data. I regularly share the fundamental principles of visual presentation through presentations and the Points of View article series published by Nature Methods. To strengthen the visualization community, I helped establish the VIZBI international conference on visualizing biological data supported by the NIH in the US (5R13LM010987) and EMBO in Europe.

Science outreach and promoting public awareness and understanding of science is important to me. I have served on the board for the non-profit Science for the Public, led the design and creation of the DNAtrium at the Broad, and worked with outlets like NOVA ScienceNOW and the Science Times.

I am interested in the intersection of art & science and how artists might help scientists do better science and how scientists might help artists make better art. I work to promote the Broad's artist-in-residence program and participate in art/science panel discussions hosted by the Institute for Contemporary Art, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Catalyst Conversations forum.

Currently I am the Samson Feldman Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where I am also on the faculty of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. You can reach me by email at bang[at] or via twitter (@bangwong). Please see my cv for details on my educational backgroun and professional experiences.