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Jun S. Wei, Ph.D.

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Pediatric Oncology Branch
Oncogenomics Section
Staff Scientist
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Advanced Technology Center, Room 225D
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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Dr. Wei received his B.Sc. degree in biology at University of Houston in 1992. He subsequently obtained a Ph.D. degree in the cardiovascular sciences program in the Debakey Heart Center at Baylor College of Medicine in 1999. After completion of a postdoctoral fellowship training in Dr. Paul Meltzer's lab at the Cancer Genetics Branch of the NHGRI, he joined the Oncogenomics Section in the Pediatric Oncology Brach of the NCI in 2001, and became a staff scientist since 2009. Dr. Wei currently assists Dr. Javed Khan to oversee the on-going research projects at the Oncogenomics Section. His primary research interest is to understand the biology of high-risk pediatric cancers.


The mission of the Oncogenomics Section is to harness the power of high throughput genomic and proteomic methods to improve the outcome of children with high-risk metastatic, refractory and recurrent cancers. The Oncogenomics Section has been pioneering systematic, high-throughput approaches including microarrays, next-generation sequencing technologies, and large-scale screenings to study pediatric cancers. The research goals are to integrate the data, decipher the biology of these cancers and to identify and validate biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets and to rapidly translate our findings to the clinic.

This page was last updated on 11/5/2010.