Weibo Luo, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Pharmacology. Dr. Luo received his Ph.D. summa cum laude from the University of Magdeburg in Germany in 2007, completed his postdoctoral fellowship and instructorship with Dr. Gregg L. Semenza at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2014.
Dr. Luo studies oxygen homeostasis in tumor growth and metastasis at the molecular and cellular levels, with a particular focus on 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.