59678-Luo, Wei

Wei Luo, PhD, MS, BS

Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

MS 420
Indianapolis, IN

Key Publications

Wei Luo*, William Hawse*, Laura Conter, Nikita Trivedi, Florian Weisel, Daniel Wikenheiser, Richard T. Cattley, and Mark Shlomchik. (2019) “The AKT signaling network is rewired by PTEN to control proximal BCR signaling in germinal center B cells”, Nature Immunology, 20(6),736-746.

Wei Luo, Florian Weisel, Mark J Shlomchik. (2018) “CD40 and BCR Signaling are Rewired for Synergistic c-Myc Induction in Germinal Center B cells”, Immunity, 48(2): 313-326.

Wei Luo, Jessica Mayeux, Maria Toni Gutierrez, Andy Getahun, Jennifer Müller, Thomas Tedder, Shu-Hsia Chen, Robert Rickert, Lars Nitschke, John Cambier, Anne B. Satterthwaite, and Lee Ann Garrett-Sinha. (2014) “A balance between BCR and inhibitory receptor signaling controls plasma cell differentiation by maintaining optimal Ets1 levels”, The Journal of Immunology, 193(2): 909-92.

Mark J Shlomchik, Wei Luo, and Florian Weisel. (2019) “Linking signaling and selection in the germinal center”, Immunological Reviews, 288(1), 49-63.

Florian Weisel, Steven Mullett, Rebecca Elsner, Ashley Menk, Nikita Trivedi, Wei Luo, Daniel Wilkenheiser, William Hawse, Maria Chikina, Shuchi Smita, Laura Conter, Stephen Joachim, Stacy Wendell, Thomas Winkler, Greg Delgoffe, Mark Shlomchik. (2020) “Germinal center B cells selectively oxidize fatty acids for energy while conducting minimal glycolysis”, Nature Immunology, 21, 331–342

Matthew Charles Woodruff, Eui Ho Kim, Wei Luo, and Bali Pulendran. (2018) “B cell competition for restricted T cell help suppresses rare-epitope responses”, Cell Reports, 25 (2), 321-327

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Education
    2014 PhD State University of New York at Buffalo
    2009 MS China Pharmaceutical University
    2007 BS China Pharmaceutical University
  • Research
    Immunology: Germinal center B cell signaling, metabolism and differentiation.

    Vaccinology: Development of new generation HIV and Flu vaccines focusing on improving breadth and longevity of humoral immune response.

    Autoimmunity: The pathogenesis of autoreactive B cell mediated autoimmune diseases such as SLE.
  • Professional Organizations
    American Association of Immunologists

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