Tongjun Gu

Research Professional,
- Kevin White Laboratory

Contact Information

The Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology
White Lab
The University of Chicago
900 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Phone: (773) 834-0074
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Tongjun received her PhD. from Institute of Biophysics Chinese Academy of Sciences and did first turn of postdoc in The Jackson Lab. She joined in Kevin White lab in 2013 and works on developing pipelines for analysis of pancreatic cancer whole genome, exome, panel and RNA sequencing data to discover the factors that causing human cancer development. When she was in The Jackson Lab, she developed novel algorithms and pipelines for discovering and quantification of RNA editing (and gene expression) in mouse, further investigated the mechanisms/regulations of RNA editing using QTL (Quantitative Trait loci) mapping approach. She found Apobec1 is the major regulator of C->U editing and the secondary structure is more important than other factors for A->I editing and validated the results by experiments.

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