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April

  • Our new R01 HHIP grant funding starts

March

  • Congratulation to Xin’s FAM13A metabolism paper publication

February

  • Farewell party to Betty, Xin, Yuan and Chris

December

  • Holiday Yankee Swap Party

November

  • Thanksgiving Party

October

  • Yuan Haos baby showing and congratulating on her new addition to family

July

  • Dr. Xiaobo Zhou Lab’s 10th year anniversary party!

February

  • Yan’s farewell party!

January

  • Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Benway for the new addition to his family!

April

  • Congratulations to Dr. Feng Guo for her co-first author paper, published in the JACI!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jeong Yun for her honorable mention at the 4th Annual Brigham Research Institute Lung Research Center Symposium!
  • Welcome to Dr. Yuan Hao in joining our group as a new post-doctoral research fellow!
  • Welcome to Dr. Jinzhi Duan in joining our group as a joint post-dcotoral research fellow with Wei Lab!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jeong Yun for her award for the Abstract  Scholarship from the American Thoracic Society!

December

  • Annual Holiday Party!

April

Congratulation  to  Fatima  who  will  start  her  graduate  school  in  Connecticut!

May

  • Congratulation  to  Snow  who  will  start  her  graduate  school  in  UCSF!
  • Congratulation  to  Andrew  who  will  start  his  medical  school  in  U.  Penn!

June

Welcome  Dr.  Xin  Li  who  joined  us  as  the  research  scientist!

September

Congratulations  to  Dr.  Yan  Li  for  a  new  addition  to  her  family:  little  Leo

October

Our  new  R01  “Identifying  Functional  Variants  in  COPD  GWAS  loci”  is  funded!

January

Congratulations  to  Dr.  Feng  Guo  for  her  collaborative  research  in  asthma  accepted  in  N  Eng  J  Med

February

  • Congratulations  to  Dr.  Zhiqiang  Jiang  for  his  first  FAM13A  paper  published  in  Am  J  Respir  Crit  Care  Med!
  • Congratulations  to  Dr.  Jeong  Yun  for  a  new  addition  to  her  family:  Alex  Sumi  Lee.

March

Our  R21  was  successfully  transitioned  to  R33  as  a  3-year  of  grant  funded  from  NHLIB  to  assess  functional  variants  in  HHIP  and  FAM13A  GWAS  loci.

May

  • Congratulation  to  Dr.  Jeong  Yun!  She  was  awarded  for  Abstract  Scholarship  from  American  Thoracic  Society
  • Welcome  Dr.  Xianliang  Rui  and  Dr.  Yan  Li  who  joined  our  group  as  post-doctoral  fellows!
  • Dutch  PPG  is  funded  to  support  our  laboratory  work  related  with  asthma  and  COPD  overlapped  genetic  determinants.

August

Dr.  Taotao  Lao’s  HHIP  aging  story  is  published  in  PNAS!

February

Congratulations  to  Dr.  Taotao  Lao  on  his  first-author  paper  published  on  Genome  Medicine!

April

  • Congratulations  to  Dr.  Feng  Guo  with  a  new  addition  to  her  family:  baby  Landi  Sun!
  • Our  R01  Grant  on  roles  of  FAM13A  in  COPD  is  awarded!

February

Our  R21  grant  to  identify  function  variants  using  Massive  parallel  Report  Assay  (MPRA)  is  awarded!

July

Dr.  Taotao  Lao  was  invited  to  give  an  oral  presentation  in  the  FASEB  meeting  “  The  Lung  Epithelium  in  Health  and  Disease”.

September

Welcome  Dr.  Jeong  H.  Yun  as  the  first  clinical  fellow  to  join  our  lab!

November

Congratulations  to  Dr.  Zhiqiang  Jiang  who  is  awarded  the  micro-grant  from  BrighamResearch  Institute,  BWH

December

Congratulation  to  Dr.  Zhou  for  receiving  Chair’s  Research  Award,  2014  Research  Performance  Incentive  Program,  Brigham  and  Women’s  Hospital,  HMS.

May

Our  first  cellular  model  combined  with  network  paper  was  highlighted  in  the  cover  of  Genomics!

August

Congratulations  to  Derek  Thibault  with  admission  to  the  graduate  school  in  Boston  College  where  he  can  continue  to  pursue  his  dream  of  medical  research!

November

  • Dr.  A.  Xiaobo  Zhou  was  invited  to  give  an  oral  presentation  in  the  Functional  Genomics  and  System  Biology  Conference,  Wellcome  Trust  Institute,  Cambridge,  U.K
  • Congratulations  to  Dr.  Taotao  Lao  to  receive  the  Outstanding  Poster  Award  in  the  2nd  BWH  Research  Day  on  his  work  revealing  roles  of  HHIP  in  COPD!
  • Our  2012  HMG  paper  was  cited  as  an  exemplar  that  identified  functional  variants  in  complex  pulmonary  diseases:  Am  J  Hum  Genet.  2013  Nov  7;93(5):779-97.  Beyond  GWASs:  illuminating  the  dark  road  from  association  to  function.  Edwards  SL1,  Beesley  J,  French  JD,  Dunning  AM.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2421025

October

Our research work on the identification of functional variants within HHIP GWAS locus won the Outstanding Poster Award in the 1st of BWH research day, HMS.

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