Wei Wei, PhD

Andy Hill CARE Distinguished Researcher & Assistant Professor

Wei Wei

Dr. Wei Wei is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Systems Biology. He also has the positions of Affiliated Assistant Professor at the UCLA Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology and member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. He received his B.S. in Fundamental Sciences (Mathematics and Physics) at Tsinghua University (Beijing) and M.S. in Materials Sciences and Engineering at UC San Diego. He obtained his Ph.D. at California Institute of Technology in 2014 with cross-disciplinary training that included both physical and biological sciences. Before joining ISB, Wei was an Assistant Professor at UCLA until mid-2018.

Wei received the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Student Abroad in 2013. In 2014, he was the sole recipient of the Milton and Francis Clauser Doctoral Prize – the highest honor for a Caltech Ph.D. He received the Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment Distinguished Researchers award in 2019. Currently, he is the co-director of the NCI-funded ISB/UCLA Physical Sciences in Oncology Program (PS-OP), and a Project Lead in NCI-funded NSB Cancer Center.

Wei’s research interests reside in a highly cross-disciplinary field of BioMEMS, molecular and cellular analysis, and systems biomedicine. Wei’s group is developing and deploying a unique suite of single-cell tools and computational approaches to cultivate new understanding in cancer systems biology and address significant questions in translational cancer research.

Single-cell analysis, BioMEMS, cancer molecular diagnosis, cancer epigenetic plasticity, multivariate data analysis

2014           Ph.D. in Materials Sciences, California Institute of Technology

2008           M.S. in Materials Sciences and Engineering, UC San Diego

2005           B.S. in Fundamental Sciences (Mathematics and Physics), Tsinghua University

Wei, Wei, Kaili Jiang, Yang Wei, Ming Liu, Haitao Yang, Lina Zhang, Qunqing Li, Liang Liu, and Shoushan Fan. 2006. “Measuring the Stress in Field-Emitting Carbon Nanotubes.” Nanotechnology 17 (8): 1994. https://doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/17/8/033. Cite
Wei, Wei, Kaili Jiang, Yang Wei, Peng Liu, Kai Liu, Lina Zhang, Qunqing Li, and Shoushan Fan. 2006. “LaB6 Tip-Modified Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube as High Quality Field Emission Electron Source.” Applied Physics Letters 89 (20): 203112. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2388862. Cite
Wei, Wei, Yang Liu, Yang Wei, Kaili Jiang, Lian-Mao Peng, and Shoushan Fan. 2006. “Tip Cooling Effect and Failure Mechanism of Field-Emitting Carbon Nanotubes.” Nano Letters 7 (1): 64–68. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl061982u. Cite
Bao, Xin-Yu, Cesare Soci, Darija Susac, Jon Bratvold, David P. R. Aplin, Wei Wei, Ching-Yang Chen, Shadi A. Dayeh, Karen L. Kavanagh, and Deli Wang. 2008. “Heteroepitaxial Growth of Vertical GaAs Nanowires on Si (111) Substrates by Metal−Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition.” Nano Letters 8 (11): 3755–60. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl802062y. Cite
Wei, Yang, Wei Wei, Liang Liu, and Shoushan Fan. 2008. “Mounting Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Probes by Dielectrophoresis.” Diamond and Related Materials 17 (11): 1877–80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diamond.2008.04.001. Cite
Wei, Wei, Xin-Yu Bao, Cesare Soci, Yong Ding, Zhong-Lin Wang, and Deli Wang. 2009. “Direct Heteroepitaxy of Vertical InAs Nanowires on Si Substrates for Broad Band Photovoltaics and Photodetection.” Nano Letters 9 (8): 2926–34. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl901270n. Cite
Shin, Young Shik, F. Remacle, Rong Fan, Kiwook Hwang, Wei Wei, Habib Ahmad, R. D. Levine, and James R. Heath. 2011. “Protein Signaling Networks from Single Cell Fluctuations and Information Theory Profiling.” Biophysical Journal 100 (10): 2378–86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2011.04.025. Cite
Sun, Ke, Wei Wei, Yong Ding, Yi Jing, Zhong Lin Wang, and Deli Wang. 2011. “Crystalline ZnO Thin Film by Hydrothermal Growth.” Chemical Communications 47 (27): 7776–78. https://doi.org/10.1039/C1CC11397F. Cite
Yang, Tingbin, Ke Sun, Xilan Liu, Wei Wei, Tianzhi Yu, Xiong Gong, Deli Wang, and Yong Cao. 2012. “Zinc Oxide Nanowire As an Electron-Extraction Layer for Broadband Polymer Photodetectors with an Inverted Device Structure.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116 (25): 13650–53. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp303016f. Cite
Shi, Qihui, Lidong Qin, Wei Wei, Feng Geng, Rong Fan, Young Shik Shin, Deliang Guo, Leroy Hood, Paul S. Mischel, and James R. Heath. 2012. “Single-Cell Proteomic Chip for Profiling Intracellular Signaling Pathways in Single Tumor Cells.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109 (2): 419–24. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1110865109. Cite
Wang, Jun, Douglas Tham, Wei Wei, Young Shik Shin, Chao Ma, Habib Ahmad, Qihui Shi, Jenkan Yu, Raphael D. Levine, and James R. Heath. 2012. “Quantitating Cell–Cell Interaction Functions with Applications to Glioblastoma Multiforme Cancer Cells.” Nano Letters 12 (12): 6101–6. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl302748q. Cite

Wei Lab
Institute for Systems Biology
401 Terry Ave N
Seattle WA 98109

Email: wwei@isbscience.org