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Pang-Kuo Lo, PhD

Academic Title:

Research Associate

Primary Appointment:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


108 N. Greene St. BRF 330.

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-4360


(410) 706-8297

Education and Training

I received Ph.D. from National Yang-Ming University (Taiwan) in Biochemistry. I then pursued postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Saraswati Sukumar at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I then joined the research faculity at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.


I am the member of Dr. Qun Zhou's research team and focus on breast cancer research.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Breast cancer, cancer stem cells, epigenetics, non-coding RNAs.

Highlighted Publications

1. Lo PK, Zhang Y, Wolfson B, Gernapudi R, Yao Y, Duru N, Zhou Q. Dysregulation of the BRCA1/long non-coding RNA 
NEAT1 signaling axis contributes to breast tumorigenesis. Oncotarget. 2016 Oct 4;7(40):65067-65089.
doi:10.18632/oncotarget.11364. PubMed PMID: 27556296. 2. Lo PK, Wolfson B, Zhou Q. Cellular, physiological and pathological aspects of the long non-coding RNA NEAT1. 
Front. Biol. (2016) 11: 413. doi:10.1007/s11515-016-1433-z.
3. Lo PK, Wolfson B, Zhou X, Duru N, Gernapudi R, Zhou Q. Noncoding RNAs in breast cancer. Brief Funct Genomics.
2016 May;15(3):200-21. doi:10.1093/bfgp/elv055. PubMed PMID: 26685283; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4880006.

4. Lo PK, Wolfson B, Zhou Q. Cancer stem cells and early stage basal-like breast cancer. World J Obstet Gynecol.
May 10, 2016; 5(2): 150-161. doi: 10.5317/WJOG.v5.i2.150.