Xinghua Lu, MD, PhD, MS
Dr. Lu’s research focuses on the computational methods for identifying signaling pathways underlying biological processes and diseases as well as statistical methods for acquiring knowledge from biomedical literature. He was trained in Pharmacology and works in the field of bioinformatics after NLM sponsored postdoctoral training in Biomedical Informatics. His research interest concentrates on applying latent variable models to simulate biological signaling system and text mining.
Currently, Dr. Lu is working on developing his research in translational bioinformatics and systems/computational biology and its application to specific domains relevant to human disease. He is pursuing collaboration in the area of natural language processing and text mining with the eventual goal of establishing a Center or Institute in Translational Bioinformatics.
Biomedical Informatics Training Program Core Faculty
Yan G, Chen V, Lu X, Lu S. A signal-based method for finding driver modules of breast cancer metastasis to the lung. Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 30; 7(1):10023. doi: 10.1038/s41598-09951-2. PMID: 28855549. PMC ID: PMC5577160.
Chen V, Paisley J, Lu X. Revealing common disease mechanisms shared by tumors of different tissues of origin through semantic representation of genomic alterations and topic modeling. BMC Genomics. 2017 Mar 14;18 (Suppl 2):105. doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-3494-z. PMID: 28361690. PMC ID: PMC5374647.
Huang T, Kim CK, Alvarez AA, Pangeni RP, Wan X, Song X, Shi T, Yang Y, Sastry N, Horbinski CM, Lu S, Stupp R, Kessler JA, Nishikawa R, Nakano I, Sulman EP, Lu X, James CD, Yin XM, Hu B, Cheng SY. MST4 Phosphorylation of ATG4B Regulates Autophagic Activity, Tumorigenicity, and Radioresistance in Glioblastoma. Cancer Cell. 2017 Dec 11; 32(6):840-855.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.ccell.2017.11.005. PMID: 29232556.
Ding MQ, Chen L, Cooper GF, Young JD, Lu X. Precision Oncology Beyond Targeted Therapy: Combining Omics Data with Machine Learning Matches the Majority of Cancer Cells to Effective Therapeutics. Mol Cancer Res. 2017 Nov 13. pii: molcanres.0378.2017. doi: 10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-17-0378. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29133589
Young JD, Cai C, Lu X. Unsupervised deep learning reveals prognostically relevant subtypes of glioblastoma. BMC Bioinformatics. 2017 Oct 3;18(Suppl 11): 381. doi: 10.1186/s12859-017-1798-2. PMID: 28984190. PMCID: PMC5629551.
Cooper GF, Bahar I, Becich MJ, Benos PV, Berg J, Espino JU, Jacobson RC, Kienholz M, Lee AV, Lu X, Scheines R, Center for Causal Discovery team. The Center for causal discovery of biomedical knowledge from Big Data. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Nov;22(6): 1132-6. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocv059. Epub 2015 Jul 2. PMID: 26138794. PMCID: PMC5009908.
Ogoe, HA, Visweswaran, S, Lu, X, Gopalakrishnan, V. (2015) Knowledge transfer via classification rules using functional mapping for integrative modeling of gene expression data. BMC Bioinformatics 16:226 (designated as a Highly Accessed paper) PMID: 26202217 PMCID: PMC4512094
Jiang X, Cai B, Xue D, Lu X, Cooper GF, Neapolitan RE. A comparative analysis of methods for predicting clinical outcomes using high-dimensional genomic datasets. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (2014). Oct;21(e2):e312-9. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002358. Epub 2014 Apr 15. PMID: 24737607 PMC4173174
Cai C, Chen L, Jiang X, Lu X. Integrating protein phosphorylation and gene expression data to infer signaling pathways. Cancer Informatics Supplement on Cancer Clinical Information Systems. 2014; 13(s1): 59-67. doi: 10.4137/CIN.S13883
Lu, S., Jin, B., Cowart, LA., and Lu, X (2013) From data towards knowledge: Revealing the architecture of signaling systems by unifying knowledge mining and data mining of systematic perturbation data. PLoS One 8(4): e61134 PMID: 23637789 PMCID: PMC3634064
Zhao, Z., Shen, B., Lu, X., and Vongsangnak, W (2013) Translational Biomedical Informatics and Computational Systems Medicine. BioMed Research International, vol. 2013, Article ID 237465, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/237465
Chen, V and Lu, X (2013) Conceptualization of molecular findings by mining gene annotations. BMC Proceedings 7(Suppl 7):S2
Mowrey, D., Cheng, M., Liu, L., Willenbring, D., Lu, X., Wymore, T., Xu, Y., and Tang, P.. (2013) Asymmetric ligand binding facilitates conformational transitions in pentameric ligand-gated ion channels. J Am Chem Soc. 135(6):2172-80. PMCID: PMC3582375
Lu, S., and Lu, X (2013) Using graph model to find transcription factor modules: the hitting set problem and an exact algorithm. Algorithms for Molecular Biology 8:2 PMCID: PMC3622577
Lu, S. and Lu, X (2012) Integrating genome and functional genomics data to reveal perturbed signaling pathways in ovarian cancers. Proceedings of AMIA Summit on Translational Bioinformatics, San Francisco.
Qin, T., Tsoi, LC., Sims KJ, Lu, X and Zheng, WJ (2012) Signaling network prediction using the ontology fingerprint enhanced Bayesian networks. BMC Systems Biology 6 (Suppl 3) : S3 (co-corresponding author)
Richards, A., Schwacke, J., Rohrer, B., Cowart, LA. and Lu, X (2012) Revealing functionally coherent gene subset using spectral clustering and information integration approaches. BMC Systems Biology 6 (Suppl 3) : S7
Osmanbeyoglu, H, Hartmaier, R., Oesterreich, S., and Lu, X. (2012) Improving ChIP-seq peak-calling for functional indirect co-regulator binding by integrating multiple sources of biological information. BMC Genomics 13(Suppl 1):S1
Feng, H, Hu, B, Liu, KW, Lu, X, Yiin, JJ, Lu, S, Keezer, S, Fenton, T, Furnari, FB, Hamilton, RL, Vuori, K, Nagane, M, Nishikawa, R, Cavenee, WK and Cheng, SY (2012) Aberrant Activation of Rac1 by Src-dependent Phosphorylation of Dock180Y1811 Mediates PDGFRα-stimulated Glioma Growth and Invasion. Journal of Clinical Investigation 121(12):4670–4684
Jin, B., Chen, V., Chen, L., and Lu, X. (2011) Mapping annotations with textual evidence using an scLDA model. Proceedings of AMIA Annual Symposium, Washington DC
Lu, S and Lu, X (2011). A graph model and an exact algorithm for finding cooperative transcription factor modules. Proceedings of ACM Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 2011
Richards*, AJ, Muller, B., Shotwell, M, Cowart, LA, Rohrer, B, and Lu, X (2010) Assessing the functional coherence of gene sets with metrics based on the Gene Ontology graph. Bioinformatics, supplement issue for the Proceedings for the Intelligent Systems in Molecular Biology (ISMB) 2010 (19% acceptance) PMID: 20529941
Jin, B. and Lu, X (2010). Identifying informative subsets of the Gene Ontology with information bottleneck methods. Bioinformatics 26 (19): 2445-2451
Cowart, LA., Shotwell, M., Worley, ML., Richards, AJ, Montefusco, DJ, Hannun YA, and Lu, X. (2010) Revealing a signaling role of PHS1P in yeast using integrative systems approaches. Molecular Systems Biology 6:349 PMID: 20160710(Selected for presentation at the Highlight Track of ISMB 2010 as a major advance in the field)
Zheng*, B. and Lu, X (2009) Application of semantic modeling in bioinformatics domain. In: Data Management in Semantic Web, Ed. Jin, H. and Lv, Z,. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Muller*, B., Richards, AJ., Jin, B., Lu, X. (2009) GOGrapher; A Python library for GO graph representation and analysis. BMC Research Notes 2:122 PMID:19583843