Lab News

  • 2020.9 Wei (Albert) Shao joined our lab as a GWU master student. Welcome Wei!
  • 2020.9 CRISP-view manuscript was accepted by Nucleic Acids Research. Congratulations to the team!
  • 2020.9 Ruocheng Shan joined our lab as a GWU CS student. Welcome Ruocheng!
  • 2020.8 Chia-Han Lee is going to NIH to becoma a staff scientist. Congratulations!
  • 2020.8 Lin Yang begins his new career as an associated computational scientist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Congratulations!
  • 2020.7 Our work on using AWS to identify druggable targets for COVID-19 and other viruses is highlighted in AWS Public Sector Summit (AWSPSSummit).
  • 2020.6 Julia Kao-Sowa joined our lab as a high school summer intern. Welcome Julia!
  • 2020.6 Abhinav Adhikari joined our lab as a high school summer intern. Welcome Abhinav!
  • 2020.6 The mouse glioma paper that our lab collaborated with Yuan Zhu lab is accepted by Nature Communications! Congratulations to Yinghua Li, Bo Li and Yuan Zhu for the wonderful collaboration!
  • 2020.6 The bromodomain inhibitor study that our lab contributed to is published in Molecular Cell. Congratulations to Shaokun and Hua-Jun!
  • 2020.5 Lin Yang, Sitong Chen and Chia-Han Lee successfully completed their master thesis symposium! Congratulations!
  • 2020.5 Anthony Chiu joined our lab as a GW medical student with Gill Fellowship. Welcome Anthony!
  • 2020.5 Tyson Dawson joined our lab as a rotating student of GW IBS program. Welcome Tyson!
  • 2020.5 Yuan Gao joined our lab as a GW master student. Welcome Yuan!
  • 2020.5 Our work on using AWS in COVID-19 HPC Consortium was reported in protocol.com.
  • 2020.4 Lumen Chao joined our lab as a postdoc. Welcome Lumen and check the news report here!
  • 2020.4 Our lab received an award from COVID-19 HPC Consortium to identify potential drug targets of broad antiviral activity using public CRISPR screens.
  • 2020.1 Our scMAGeCK paper was published at Genome Biology! Congratulations to lab members (Lin, Xiaolong, Sitong) and collaborators (esp. Jin Zhang lab members) for the hard work! Check the paper.
  • 2020.1 Neerja Vashist joined our lab as a rotating Ph.D. student. Welcome Neerja!
  • 2020.1 Bic-Na Song joined our lab as a postdoc. Welcome Bic-Na!
  • 2020.1 Wei welcomes his second baby boy! Cheers!
  • 2019.12 Qing Chen joined our lab as a research technician. Welcome Qing!
  • 2019.11 Our cistrome screening paper is online at PNAS. See the comments in PNAS and news report at EurekAlert.
  • 2019.11 Xiaolong welcomes his first baby girl! Congratulations!
  • 2019.10 Our cistrome screening paper was accepted by PNAS. Thanks for all the co-authors (esp. Teng Fei and Jingyu Peng), as well as Myles Brown and Shirley Liu for the support!
  • 2019.10 Chia-Han Lee joined our lab as a GWU master student. Welcome!
  • 2019.10 Our scMAGeCK abstract was selected as a talk at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Genome Engineering: The CRISPR/Cas9 Evolution meeting.
  • 2019.9 Our recent R01 award was highlighted in Children’S National Innovation District website (also in EurekAlert).
  • 2019.8 Wei received a 5-year R01 support from NIH/NHGRI for the algorithm development of CRISPR screens! Cheers!
  • 2019.8 Wei gave a talk at 2019 Young Bioinformatics PI forum (YBP 2019) about our recent work.
  • 2019.7 Welcome our lab’s first postdoc, Xiaolong Cheng!
  • 2019.6 Our “First Cut” essay on the recent Sanger DepMap paper was published on CRISPR Journal. Great work from Sitong and Lin!
  • 2019.6 Our scMAGeCK open source tool to model CRISPR screening + single-cell RNA-seq data is released in bitbucket. The corresponding manuscript is also posted in biorxiv. Great collaboration with Jin Zhang lab at Zhejiang University!
  • 2019.3 Wei got the Board of Visitors (BoV) award from Children’s National Medical Center to identify drug targets in brain tumor. Thanks to the support from Dr. Yuan Zhu, as well as the Board of Visitors at Children’s!
  • 2019.2 Our MAGeCKFlute paper was online at Nature Protocols. Great work, Tongji team!
  • 2019.2 Our collaboration paper with Myles Brown lab (ARv7) was online at Cancer Cell (Wei is a co-author). Thanks Laura and the Brown lab!
  • 2019.1 Wei was awarded the Research Starter Grant in Informatics from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of American Foundation (PhRMA)! Thanks Shirley and Myles for the support!
  • 2019.1 Our collaboration paper (iBAR) with Wensheng Wei lab (Peking University) was published at Genome Biology (Wei is a co-author). Thanks to the teams of Wei lab!
  • 2019.1 Welcome GWU master students Lin Yang and Sitong Chen!
  • 2018.10 Our collaboration paper with Myles Brown lab was accepted by Cancer Cell (Wei is a co-author).
  • 2018.8 Wei gave a talk at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Genome Engineering: The CRISPR/Cas9 Evolution meeting.
  • 2018.6 Our CSK paper was accepted by PNAS (Wei is a co-first author). That’s one of the fruitful outcomes from our collaboration with Myles Brown lab. Thanks Tengfei (Ted) Xiao for his great work!
  • 2018.6 The MAGeCKFlute paper was accepted by Nature Protocol (Wei is a co-corresponding author). Thanks Binbin Wang, Wubing Zhang, and Feizhen Wu for the hard work!
  • 2018.5 Our MAGeCK-NEST paper was accepted by Bioinformatics (Wei is a co-corresponding author). Thanks Chen-Hao for the hard work!