Weijun Luo

W Luo
Associate Professor
NC Research Campus
Degree Institution: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Degree: Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
Year Graduated: 2008
Research Areas: High throughput genomic data analysis Computational method development and implementation Systems biology on complex diseases and processes Biomedical informatics and computing Personal genome and personalized medicine
Dr. Weijun Luo received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 2008. Right after graduate school, he started as a senior computational scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). He got promoted to a Research Investigator in 2010. At CSHL, he worked on all types of high throughput microarray and sequencing experiment design, data analysis and quality assessment. He led the bioinformatics and computational efforts in a broad range of cutting-edge research projects. Dr. Luo joined the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics at UNC-Charlotte in July 2011.



  • Time Series Microarray Gene Expression Profiling and Temporal Regulatory Pathway Analysis of BMP6 Induced Osteoblast Differentiation and Mineralization. Luo W, Friedman M, Hankenson KD, Woolf JP, BMC Syst Biol. 2011, 5(1):82
  • GAGE: Generally Applicable Gene Set Enrichment for Pathways Analysis. Luo W, Friedman M, Shedden K, Hankenson KD, Woolf JP, BMC Bioinformatics 2009, 10:161
  • Learning Transcriptional Regulatory Network from High Throughput Gene Expression Data Using Continuous Three-Way Mutual Information. Luo W, Hankenson KD, Woolf JP, BMC Bioinformatics. 2008. 9(1):467
  • Disruption of cell-matrix interactions by heparin enhances mesenchymal progenitor adipocyte differentiation. Luo W, Shitaye H, Friedman M, Bennett C, Miller J, MacDougald OM, Hankenson KD, Exp. Cell Res., 2008, 314(18):3382-91
  • Targeting a Myb-mediated self-renewal program eradicates chemotherapy-resistant AML. Zuber J, Rappaport AR, Luo W, et al, Genes Dev. In press
  • A common telomeric gene silencing assay is affected by nucleotide metabolism. Rossmann MP, Luo W, Tsaponina O, Chabes A, Stillman B, Molecular Cell, 2011, 42(1):127-36. Mouse models of human AML accurately predict chemotherapy response. Zuber J, Radtke I, Pardee TS, Zhao Z, Rappaport AR, Luo W, et al. Genes Dev. 2009, 23(7):877-89.
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(L-lactide)-Poly(ethylene glycol) Multiblock Copolymers, Luo W, Li S, Bei J, Wang S, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2002, 84(9):1729-1736
  • Dependence of Morphology on Composition of Poly(L-lactide)- Poly(ethylene glycol) Multiblock Copolymers, Luo W, Li S, Bei J, Wang S, Polym. Advan. Tech., 2002, 13: 233-238
  • Synthesis and properties of poly(L-lactide)-poly (ethylene glycol) multiblock copolymers by coupling triblock copolymers, Chen W, Luo W, Bei J, Wang S, Polym. Advan. Tech., 2003, 14:245-253
  • Poly(L-lactide)-Poly(ethylene glycol) Multiblock Copolymers: Synthesis and Properties, Luo W, Li S, Bei J, Wang S, Chin. Chem. Lett., 2002, 84(9):1729-1736


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