Latest News from the Cao Lab


  • Nov 2018: Congratulations to the recent awards in Cao lab!
  • Nov 2018: Congratulations to the recent papers in Cao lab!
  • Oct 2018: Congratulations to Dr. Di Wu, Dr. Kun Wang and Dr. Julie Choi for their recent success thesis defense!
  • Oct 2018: Congratulations to Xiaojing Mao and Yani Gete for passing Ph.D. candidacy exams!
  • April 2018: Welcome two new lab members: Reynold Yu and Huijing Xue.
  • June 2017: Congratulations to the recent awards in Cao lab! Great job, everyone!
  • June 2017: Congratulations to all authors in our recent papers!!!
  • June 2017: Congratulations to Megan to become the new Executive Administrative Assistant
  • of CBMG. Wish you a great success and best luck!
  • May 2017: Kan served as a PHD dissertation opponent in Karolinska Institute, Sweden. What an experience!
  • Feb 2017: Welcome Xiaojing and Yani, our new graduate students!
  • April 2016: Congratulations to Julie! Julie won the first place in the poster presentation contest on Graduate Research Appreciation Day 2016. We are very proud of you, Julie!
  • January 2016: Welcome Mason! Our new lab technician!

  • December 2015: Cao lab received a five year NIH/NHLBI grant! Thanks for the support!!
  • December 2015: Congratulations to Julie’s T32 NIH predoctoral fellowship!
  • December 2015:Kan gave a seminar to high school students in Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.
  • December 2015: Welcome Megan Leung, our new lab assistant!
  • November 2015: Congrats to Julie for passing her qualification exam!
  • November 2015: Congrats to Di Wu for the Goldhaber Travel Award!
  • October 2015: Mei’s Paper accepted to Aging Cell! Congratulations to all the authors!
  • Oct 2015, Julie gave a presentation to the UND-UMB community in the innovative seed grant celebration!
  • July 2015, Cao lab received a new grant from MSCRF. Thanks to MSCRF for the continuous support to the progeria iPSC project!
  • July 2015: Kun’s Paper accepted to Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics!
  • April 2015: Kan is promoted to Associate professor with tenure!!
  • March 2015: Mike’s father, Michael O’Donovan from NINDS, give a seminar to CBMG Department and sits in on our lab meeting.
  • Feb 2015: The Lab is awarded a Maryland Innovation Initiative Grant for preliminary research on a new business venture!

  • Dec 2014: Welcome Linlin, our newest postdoc to the lab!
  • Oct 2014: Congratulations to to Helen Cai on her acceptance to UPenn’s Dental Program!
  • Congratulations to Kun and Di on their healthy and beautiful baby boy, Oscar
  • July 2014  Welcome to our new lab manger Mike O’Donovan!
  • 2014 July: Kun’s paper is accepted by Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.
  • 2014 June: Cao won the Research and Innovation Seed-grant Award.
  • June 2014 Haoyue’s Wedding. Congratulations to both of you!
  • 2014 April: Cao lab participated in a filming competition funded by LabTV and NIH. Film featuring Cao lab member won Gold Award in the Tribeca Film Festival.
  • 2014 April: Haoyue’s PNAS paper was accepted!
  • Jan 2014 Di’s Nucleus paper was accepted! Congratulations! (On the Cover!)
  • Jan 2014: Zeshan–HHMI undergraduate fellowship
  • Jan 2014  UMCP-UMD Seed Grant Award

  • September 2013: Kan won the 2013 CMNS Board of Visitors Junior Faculty Award! Good job!September 2013: Congratulations to Kun! His paper is accepted to ACM BCB conference and invited to the TCBB Journal!2013  Board Of Visitors (BOV) Assistant Professor Award, CMNS, UMD
  • April 2013: The adipocyte paper is accepted and published in the impact Journal Aging. Congratulations to Mei! January 2013: Welcome Sam Kelly, our newest graduate student!!!

  • November 2012: Jason received the Laffer scholarship award! Congratulations to Jason!!!Oct. 2012: Congratulations to Christina!!! She was admitted to Department of Nursing in the Community College of Baltimore County at Catonsville.Sept. 2012: Mouse model paper was accepted to Aging Cell! Congrats to Julia and Haoyue! 
  • Sept. 2012: Genome Research paper was accepted! Congrats to Ashely and Haoyue!
  • Sept. 2012: Welcome to our two new postdoctoral fellows: Drs. Pratima Bhati and Subhadip Kundu! Welcome Kun Wang, a first year graduate student co-mentored with Dr. Sridhar Hannenhalli. Welcome undergraduate student Renuka Tripu!
  • April 2012: eLS paper accepted!
  • April 2012: Melissa received the HHMI undergraduate research fellowship. Congratulations!
  • Feb. 2012: We submitted a paper to Genome Research.
  • Feb. 2012: Congratulations to Jason! Our paper in collaboration with Dr. Losert is published!

  • Dec. 2011: Jason has been awarded the HHMI Undergraduate Research Fellowship!!
  • Nov. 2011: Congratulations to Melissa, who just was accepted into the CBMG Honors Program!
  • Nov. 2011: Kan has also become a faculty fellow for Integrated Life Sciences in the Honors College of UMD.
  • July 2011: Ashley received the 2011 NIH Training Grant in Cell and Molecular Biology. We are so proud of you!
  • June 2011: Kan received the New Scholar Award in Aging from the Ellison Medical Foundation. Good job!
  • May 2011: Kan received a grant from Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund.
  • May 2011: STM paper accepted!
  • April 2011: JCI paper accepted!
  • April 2011: Kan received a two-year NIH diversity research supplement.
  • Jan 2011: Kan received a research grant from the Progeria Research Foundation.
  • Dec 2010: Kan received RASA.