Welcome to Dr. Bing Zhang’s Lab at the Baylor College of Medicine. We develop and use integrative bioinformatics approaches to extract biological meanings from experimental data and generate hypotheses for experimental validation. Please explore our website to learn more about our people and our research.

Lab News

[2017-08] Jingyuan Hu from the SCBMB program joined the group for a research rotation. Welcome, Jingyuan!

[2017-07] Charindu Ranmuthu, a rising junior from the Queens’ College, Cambridge joined the group for a summer internship. Welcome, Cha!

[2017-06] Our collaborative study with Drs. Sieber, Liebler, Burgess, Chen and their group members on the integrative proteogenomic analysis of colorectal cancer cell lines and human tumors has been published in Gastroenterology in a paper entitled Colorectal cancer cell line proteomes are representative of primary tumors and predict drug sensitivity.

[2017-05] Aaron Westbrook, a rising senior at the University of St. Thomas in Houston joined the group for a summer internship through the SMART program. Welcome, Aaron!

wg2017[2017-05] Jing’s paper WebGestalt 2017: a more comprehensive, powerful, flexible and interactive gene set enrichment analysis toolkit has been published in Nucleic Acids Research. The WebGestalt 2017 knowledge base supports 12 organisms, 324 gene identifiers from various databases and technology platforms, and 150,937 functional categories from public databases and computational analyses. Importantly, omics data with gene identifiers not supported by WebGestalt and functional categories not included in the WebGestalt database can also be uploaded for enrichment analysis. The analysis module supports Over-Representation Analysis, Gene Set Enrichment Analysis, and Network Topology-based Analysis. The input interface is simplified, the output interface allows interactive and efficient exploration, and the complete set of results can be easily downloaded. The new GOView tool makes it easy to compare multiple sets of GO enrichment results in the context of the GO directed acyclic graph (DAG).

[2017-02] Dr. Chen Huang joined the group as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Chen just received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Science from the Vanderbilt University earlier this month. Welcome to the lab, Chen!

[2017-02] Mr. Bo Wen joined the group as a Bioinformatics Programmer. Bo received his Bachelor’s degree in Bioinformation Technology from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China in 2010. After graduation, he has been working in the Proteomics Research Group at the BGI-Shenzhen, where he has developed and published multiple bioinformatics tools for proteomics and proteogenomics. Welcome, Bo!

[2016-11] Yongchao’s paper Circular RNAs are down-regulated in KRAS mutant colon cancer cells and can be transferred to exosomes has been published in Scientific Reports. Congratulations, Yongchao!

[2016-11]  From Proteomic Data Improves Gene Function Predictions, CPTAC Team Finds.

[2016-11] Jing’s paper Proteome profiling outperforms transcriptome profiling for co-expression based gene function prediction has been published in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. Congratulations, Jing!

[2016-11] Zhang Lab welcomes visiting scholar Professor Sang-Won Lee from the Korea University and his student Jeong Eun So (Jessie). Sang-Won and Jessie will be staying with us until January 2017.

[2016-10] Baylor welcomes new McNair Scholar, Dr. Bing Zhang

[2016-08] Zhang Lab has moved from VUMC to BCM.

[2016-07] Congratulations to Matt on successfully defending his Master’s thesis!

[2016-06] Congratulations to Jason on successfully defending his Master’s thesis!