Mingyang Lu, Ph.D.

Mingyang Lu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Bar Harbor, ME

We are passionate about the development and application of computational modeling methods to study the operating mechanisms of cancer genetic networks.

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Education and experience


Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas
Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - 2004 - 2010
Thesis: “Coarse-grained Modeling of Biomolecules” Mentor: Dr. Jianpeng MaFudan University, Shanghai, China
Bachelor of Science, Honor Program of Science (Major in Physics) - 1999 – 2003

Research Experience

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine
Assistant Professor - 2016 - Present

Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Orono, Maine
Assistant Professor - 2016- Present

Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass
The School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences - 2017 - Present   Assistant Professor in Genetics and Neuroscience

Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Postdoctoral Fellow (PI: Dr. José Onuchic) - 2012 - 2016

Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Fellow - 2014 – 2016

Baylor College of Medicin, Houston, TX Research Assistant in Computational Structure Biology Lab - 2004 – 2012
(PI: Dr. Jianpeng Ma)


08/01/18 – 07/31/23 National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health
New Computational Systems Biology Methods for Modeling Gene Regulatory Circuits
Principal Investigator  - R35GM128717 (PI)

01/01/18 – 06/30/19 Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center, New Investigator Grant
Principal Investigator

03/10/17 – 03/09/18 Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center
Principal Investigator  - RP140113 Lu
2014 – 2016 Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Computational Cancer Biology Training Grant
Co-Principal Investigator