Jun Lu PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Genetics and Genomics | Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

Office of Student ResearchStem Cell Center, Yale: Transcriptional Regulation of Stem and Progenitor Cells; Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Cell SymmetryCancer Genetics & GenomicsCenter for RNA Science and Medicine, YaleGenetics

Research Interests

Non-coding RNAs in blood stem cell differentiation and malignancies; MicroRNA-mediated control of embryonic stem cell fates; MicroRNA mechanisms


  • Ph.D., Boston University , 2003

Selected Publication

  • Jijun Cheng, Shangqin Guo, Suning Chen, Stephen Mastriano, Chaochun Liu, Ana D’Alessio, Eriona Hysolli, Yanwen Guo, Hong Yao, Cynthia Megyola, Dan Li, Jun Liu, Wen Pan, Christine Roden, Kartoosh Heydari, Jianjun Chen, In-Hyun Park, Ye Ding, Yi Zhang, and Jun Lu. An Extensive Network of TET2-Targeting microRNAs Regulates Malignant Hematopoiesis. Cell Reports, 5:1-11, 2013

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Forbeck Scholar(2007) , William Guy Forbeck Foundation