Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Chuan-Chao Wang, Ph.D.

Kahlaische Strasse 10

07745 Jena



Chuan-Chao Wang, Ph.D.

Chuan-Chao Wang, Ph.D.

Chuan-Chao Wang, Ph.D.


  • +49 (0) 3641 686-648

Mobile Phone:

  • +49-176-64046037


  • +49 (0) 3641 686-667




Main Focus

Using population genetics, genomics, ancient DNA, languages and computational biology approaches to study genetic structure, origin, migrations and admixture in human populations.

Curriculum Vitae


  • 2017.07-now: Research Associate, Department of Archaeogenetics and Eurasia3angle group, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Germany.
  • 2015.07-2017.06: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Archaeogenetics, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Germany.
  • 2015.10-2016.06: Research Fellow, David Reich lab, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, United States;
  • 2010.09-2015.06: PhD in Biological Anthropology, Fudan University, China;
  • 2006.09-2010.06: BSc in Marine Biology, Ocean University of China;

Selected publications(*Co-first author, ©Coresponding author)
  • Wang CC, Ding QL, Tao H, Li H. Comment on "Phonemic diversity supports a serial founder effect model of language expansion from Africa". Science. 2012, 335(6069):657.
  • Wang CC, Wang LX, Shrestha R, Zhang M, Huang XY, Hu K, Jin L, Li H. Genetic structure of Qiangic populations residing in the western Sichuan corridor. PLoS One. 2014, 9(8):e103772.
  • Wang CC, Yan S, Hou Z, Fu W, Xiong M, Han S, Jin L, Li H. Present Y chromosomes reveal the ancestry of Emperor CAO Cao of 1800 years ago. J Hum Genet. 2012, 57(3):216-8.
  • Zhang M*, Wang CC*, Yang C, Meng H, Agbagwa IO, Wang LX, Wang Y, Yan S, Ren S, Sun Y, Pei G, Liu X, Liu J, Jin L, Li H, Sun Y. Epigenetic pattern on the human Y chromosome is evolutionarily conserved. PLoS One. 2016, 11(1):e0146402. 
  • Wang CC, Yan S, Qin ZD, Lu Y, Ding QL, Wei LH, Li SL, Yang YJ, Jin L, Li H, the Genographic Consortium. Late Neolithic expansion of ancient Chinese revealed by Y chromosome haplogroup O3a1c-002611. J Syst Evol. 2013, 51 (3): 280–286.
  • Mittnik A*,©, Wang CC*, Svoboda J, Krause J. A Molecular Approach to the Sexing of the Triple Burial at the Upper Paleolithic Site of Dolní Věstonice. PLoS One, 2016, 11(10): e0163019.
  • Yao HB, Tang S, Yao X, Yeh HY, Zhang W, Xie Z, Du Q, Ma L, Wei S, Gong X, Zhang Z, Li Q, Xu B, Zhang HQ, Chen G, Wang CC©. The Genetic Admixture in Tibetan-Yi Corridor. Am J Phys Anthropol., 2017, DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23291.
  • Yao HB*, Wang CC*, Wang J, Tao X, Shang L, Wen SQ, Du Q, Deng, Q, Xu B, Huang Y, Wang, HD, Li S, Cong B, Ma L, Jin L, Krause J, Li H. Genetic structure of Tibetan populations in Gansu revealed by forensic STR loci. Sci Rep, 2017, doi: 10.1038/srep41195.
  • Yao X*, Tang S*, Bian B, Wu X, Chen G©, Wang CC©. Improved phylogenetic resolution for Y-chromosome Haplogroup O2a1c-002611. Sci Rep, 2017, 7: 1146. 

Academic Service:
  • Editorial Board Member of PLoS ONE (Since 2015)
  • Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports (Since 2017)
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Forensic Science and Medicine (Since 2017)

Organizational Unit (Department, Group, Facility):

  • Department of Archaeogenetics
  • Eurasia3angle research group
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