Chunlei Wu, PhD

Associate Professor, Scripps Research

Chunlei Wu is an associate professor of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology at Scripps Research. His research focuses on applying data science methodology and cloud computing technologies to facilitate biomedical discovery, through the large-scale biological data integration. Representative projects include BioGPS, MyGene.Info,, BioThings and SmartAPI, each of which helps either web-lab biologists or dry-lab bioinformaticians to obtain and integrate relevant information in a more efficient way. These resources are now widely used (with collectively millions of requests per month) in the research community to help produce new biomedical discoveries.

Wu received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Nanjing University; and his doctoral degree in Biomathematics and Biostatistics from The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston in 2006. Prior to joining Scripps in 2011, he was the Research Investigator II at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation.



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