Zhipeng Lu

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
SchoolUSC School of Pharmacy
AddressPSC 524
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089
Phone+1 323 442 0093
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    Fudan University, Shanghai, ChinaBS07/2008Biology
    UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USAPhD08/2014Biology
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USAPostdoc06/2018Biology
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    Fudan University2005  - 2008People's Scholarship
    Siyuan Foundation, HK, China2006  - 2007Siyuan Scholarship
    UNC Chapel Hill2013  - 2013Graduate Student Transportation Grant
    Damon Runyon Foundation, Sohn Foundation2015  - 2017Damon Runyon-Sohn Fellowship
    RNA Society2017  - 2017RNA Society Scaringe Award
    Stanford University2016  - 2017Jump Start Award for Excellence in Research
    NHGRI2017  - 2022K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence Award

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    RNA molecules fold into structures and intermolecular interactions to execute a second layer of genetic instructions beyond encoding proteins. Functions of RNA structures are pervasive and diverse, including many levels of gene regulation, guiding, scaffolding and catalysis. RNA molecules are directly involved in a variety of human diseases, such as genetic disorders resulting from mutations in noncoding RNAs, RNA binding proteins, and infections caused by RNA viruses (like HIV, HCV, Ebola, etc.). My research combines computational, chemical and biological approaches, and aims to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms of "RNA machines". These studies will lead to new understanding and therapies targeting human diseases.

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    High Throughput Determination of RNA 3D Structures and Dynamics in Vivo
    NIH R35GM143068Aug 15, 2021 - Jul 31, 2026
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Decoding the RNA Structurome: Method Development and Function Analysis.
    NIH R00HG009662Dec 17, 2018 - Nov 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Decoding the RNA structurome: method development and function analysis
    NIH K99HG009662Aug 15, 2017 - May 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Structural modularity of the XIST ribonucleoprotein complex. Nat Commun. 2020 12 02; 11(1):6163. Lu Z, Guo JK, Wei Y, Dou DR, Zarnegar B, Ma Q, Li R, Zhao Y, Liu F, Choudhry H, Khavari PA, Chang HY. PMID: 33268787; PMCID: PMC7710737.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 31     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    2. RISE: a database of RNA interactome from sequencing experiments. Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 01 04; 46(D1):D194-D201. Gong J, Shao D, Xu K, Lu Z, Lu ZJ, Yang YT, Zhang QC. PMID: 29040625; PMCID: PMC5753368.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 44     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    3. PARIS: Psoralen Analysis of RNA Interactions and Structures with High Throughput and Resolution. Methods Mol Biol. 2018; 1649:59-84. Lu Z, Gong J, Zhang QC. PMID: 29130190; PMCID: PMC5821472.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 24     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    4. Mechanistic insights in X-chromosome inactivation. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2017 Nov 05; 372(1733). Lu Z, Carter AC, Chang HY. PMID: 28947655; PMCID: PMC5627158.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 33     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    5. RNA Duplex Map in Living Cells Reveals Higher-Order Transcriptome Structure. Cell. 2016 May 19; 165(5):1267-1279. Lu Z, Zhang QC, Lee B, Flynn RA, Smith MA, Robinson JT, Davidovich C, Gooding AR, Goodrich KJ, Mattick JS, Mesirov JP, Cech TR, Chang HY. PMID: 27180905; PMCID: PMC5029792.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 293     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    6. Decoding the RNA structurome. Curr Opin Struct Biol. 2016 Feb; 36:142-8. Lu Z, Chang HY. PMID: 26923056; PMCID: PMC4785074.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 40     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    7. Metazoan tRNA introns generate stable circular RNAs in vivo. RNA. 2015 Sep; 21(9):1554-65. Lu Z, Filonov GS, Noto JJ, Schmidt CA, Hatkevich TL, Wen Y, Jaffrey SR, Matera AG. PMID: 26194134; PMCID: PMC4536317.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 92     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    8. Developmental analysis of spliceosomal snRNA isoform expression. G3 (Bethesda). 2014 Nov 21; 5(1):103-10. Lu Z, Matera AG. PMID: 25416704; PMCID: PMC4291461.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    9. Vicinal: a method for the determination of ncRNA ends using chimeric reads from RNA-seq experiments. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 May; 42(9):e79. Lu Z, Matera AG. PMID: 24623808; PMCID: PMC4027162.
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    10. RIP-seq analysis of eukaryotic Sm proteins identifies three major categories of Sm-containing ribonucleoproteins. Genome Biol. 2014 Jan 07; 15(1):R7. Lu Z, Guan X, Schmidt CA, Matera AG. PMID: 24393626; PMCID: PMC4053861.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    11. Developmental arrest of Drosophila survival motor neuron (Smn) mutants accounts for differences in expression of minor intron-containing genes. RNA. 2013 Nov; 19(11):1510-6. Garcia EL, Lu Z, Meers MP, Praveen K, Matera AG. PMID: 24006466; PMCID: PMC3851718.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 30     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    12. REV3L confers chemoresistance to cisplatin in human gliomas: the potential of its RNAi for synergistic therapy. Neuro Oncol. 2009 Dec; 11(6):790-802. Wang H, Zhang SY, Wang S, Lu J, Wu W, Weng L, Chen D, Zhang Y, Lu Z, Yang J, Chen Y, Zhang X, Chen X, Xi C, Lu D, Zhao S. PMID: 19289490; PMCID: PMC2802399.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 39     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    13. Hypermethylation of hepatic Gck promoter in ageing rats contributes to diabetogenic potential. Diabetologia. 2008 Aug; 51(8):1525-33. Jiang MH, Fei J, Lan MS, Lu ZP, Liu M, Fan WW, Gao X, Lu DR. PMID: 18496667.
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