Jun S. Wei, Ph.D.
Jun S. Wei, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

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.

Areas of Expertise
pediatric cancers, genomic, proteomic

Contact Info

Jun S. Wei, Ph.D.
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Room 2016, Building 37
Bethesda, MD 20892
301-402-9031
weij@mail.nih.gov

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.

Selected Publications
  1. Wei JS, Johansson P, Chen L, Song YK, Tolman C, Li S, Hurd L, Patidar R, Wen X, Badgett TC, Cheuk AT, Marshall JC, Steeg PS, Vaqué Díez JP, Yu Y, Gutkind JS, Khan J.
    PLoS ONE. 8: e77731, 2013. [ Journal Article ]
  2. Li SQ, Cheuk AT, Shern JF, Song YK, Hurd L, Liao H, Wei JS, Khan J.
    PLoS ONE. 8: e76551, 2013. [ Journal Article ]
  3. Shern JF, Chen L, Chmielecki J, Wei JS, Patidar R, Rosenberg M, Ambrogio L, Auclair D, Wang J, Song YK, Tolman C, Hurd L, Liao H, Zhang S, Bogen D, Brohl AS, Sindiri S, Catchpoole D, Badgett T, Getz G, Mora J, Anderson JR, Skapek SX, Barr FG, Meyerson M, Hawkins DS, Khan J.
    Cancer Discov. 4: 216-31, 2014. [ Journal Article ]
  4. Metaferia B, Wei JS, Song YK, Evangelista J, Aschenbach K, Johansson P, Wen X, Chen Q, Lee A, Hempel H, Gheeya JS, Getty S, Gomez R, Khan J.
    PLoS ONE. 8: e58870, 2013. [ Journal Article ]

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 training in Dr. Paul Meltzer's lab at the Cancer Genetics Branch of the NHGRI, he joined the Oncogenomics Section 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 using genomic approaches.

Research

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.

Publications

Selected Publications
  1. Wei JS, Johansson P, Chen L, Song YK, Tolman C, Li S, Hurd L, Patidar R, Wen X, Badgett TC, Cheuk AT, Marshall JC, Steeg PS, Vaqué Díez JP, Yu Y, Gutkind JS, Khan J.
    PLoS ONE. 8: e77731, 2013. [ Journal Article ]
  2. Li SQ, Cheuk AT, Shern JF, Song YK, Hurd L, Liao H, Wei JS, Khan J.
    PLoS ONE. 8: e76551, 2013. [ Journal Article ]
  3. Shern JF, Chen L, Chmielecki J, Wei JS, Patidar R, Rosenberg M, Ambrogio L, Auclair D, Wang J, Song YK, Tolman C, Hurd L, Liao H, Zhang S, Bogen D, Brohl AS, Sindiri S, Catchpoole D, Badgett T, Getz G, Mora J, Anderson JR, Skapek SX, Barr FG, Meyerson M, Hawkins DS, Khan J.
    Cancer Discov. 4: 216-31, 2014. [ Journal Article ]
  4. Metaferia B, Wei JS, Song YK, Evangelista J, Aschenbach K, Johansson P, Wen X, Chen Q, Lee A, Hempel H, Gheeya JS, Getty S, Gomez R, Khan J.
    PLoS ONE. 8: e58870, 2013. [ Journal Article ]

Biography

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 training in Dr. Paul Meltzer's lab at the Cancer Genetics Branch of the NHGRI, he joined the Oncogenomics Section 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 using genomic approaches.