Wanlu Liu

Master Student in Statistics, PhD Student in Molecular Biology
Academic Titles/Accomplishments/Affiliations: 
Sisi Li, Linda Yen, William A Pastor, Jonathan B Johnston, Jiamu Du, Colin J Shew, Wanlu Liu, Jamie Ho, Bryan Stender, Amander T Clark, Alma L Burlingame, Lucia Daxinger, Dinshaw J Patel, Steven E Jacobsen. Mouse MORC3 is a GHKL ATPase that localizes to H3K4me3 marked chromatin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2016 Aug 30;113(35):E5108-16.
C. Jake Harris, Dylan Husmann, Wanlu Liu, Farid El Kasmi, Haifeng Wang, Ashot Papikian, William A. Pastor, Guillaume Moissiard, Ajay A. Vashisht, Jeffrey L. Dangl, James A. Wohlschlegel, Steven E. Jacobsen. Arabidopsis AtMORC4 and AtMORC7 form Nuclear Bodies and Repress a Large Number of Protein Coding Genes. PLoS Genet. 2016 May 12;12(5):e1005998.
William A. Pastor*,Di Chen*, Wanlu Liu*, Rachel Kim, Anna Sahakyan, Anastasia Lukianchikov, Kathrin Plath, Steven E. Jacobsen, Amander T. Clark. ”Reversion to nave human pluripotency creates a new methylation landscape devoid of blastocyst or germline memory.” Cell stem cell 18.3 (2016): 323-329.(*Equal Contribution)
Jixian Zhai, Sylvain Bischof, Tzuu-fen Lee, Chong Teng, Haifeng Wang, Xinyuan Chen, Suhua Feng, Javier Gallego-Bartolome, Soo Young Park, Linshan Liu, Wanlu Liu, Ian Henderson, Blake C. Meyers, Israel Ausin and Steven E. Jacobsen A One Precursor One siRNA Model for Pol IV-Dependent siRNA Biogenesis. Cell, 163, no. 2 (2015): 445-455.
William A. Pastor, Hume Stroud, Kevin Nee, Wanlu Liu, Dubravka Pezic, Sergei Manakov, Serena A. Lee et al. ”MORC1 represses transposable elements in the mouse male germline.” Nature communications 5 (2014).
Jiang, Yangzi, Longkun Chen, Shufang Zhang, Tong Tong, Wei Zhang, Wanlu Liu, Guowei Xu et al. ”Incorporation of bioactive polyvinylpyrrolidoneiodine within bi- layered collagen scaffolds enhances the differentiation and subchondral osteogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells.” Acta biomaterialia 9, no. 9 (2013): 8089-8098.
Zhang, Shufang, Yang Zi Jiang, Wei Zhang, Longkun Chen, Tong Tong, Wanlu Liu, Qin Mu et al. ”Neonatal desensitization supports long-term survival and functional integration of human embryonic stem cell-derived mesenchymal stem cells in rat joint cartilage without immunosuppression.” Stem cells and development 22, no. 1 (2012): 90-101.

Wanlu got her Bachelor of Medical Sciences from Zhejiang University in 2013. As a PhD candidate at UCLA Molecular Biology Institute, she is currently conducting her PhD thesis with Dr. Steven E. Jacobsen. Her research mainly focus on understanding the epigenetics mechanism in Arabidopsis and embryonic stem cells with next generation sequencing techniques. In parallel to her PhD study, she is also interested in statistics especially in applying cutting statistical methods to better understand biological question. After finishing relevant statistical courses in UCLA, she is currently conducting her statistic master thesis with Dr. Jessica Li.