|Grant ID: RR140036|
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
May 21, 2014
Dr. Weibo Luo is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Pharmacology at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) since December 2014. He received his Ph.D. summa cum laude from the University of Magdeburg, Germany in 2007, and completed his postdoctoral fellowship and instructorship with Dr. Gregg Semenza at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine before joining UTSW.
Dr. Luo studies oxygen homeostasis in tumor growth and metastasis at the molecular and cellular levels, with a particular focus on the master regulators of oxygen homeostasis named hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs). He utilizes the multidisciplinary approaches to study crosstalk of HIF, epigenetics, and metabolism and their roles in tumor growth and metastasis. His overall goals are to identify the novel hypoxia-specific therapeutic targets and ultimately to translate knowledge to cancer therapy.