Dr. Jun Luo is an Assistant Professor of Urology. He received his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology in 1999, following his thesis work on the Dunning prostate cancer invasion model with Dr. Mary J.C. Hendrix at the University of Iowa. Dr. Jun Luo went on to conduct a postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. William Isaacs' lab at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. From 2000 to 2002 he also worked as a Guest Researcher in Dr. Jeffrey Trent's lab at the National Human Genome Research Institute.
Dr. Jun Luo's has focused on genomic studies of prostate cancer. His main research interests are:
- Discovery, validation, and application of molecular determinants and indicators of prostate cancer progression in various treatment settings.
- Genomic research to explain the substantial variation in prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates among different geographic regions and racial/ethnic groups.
- Prostate tumor biology.