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    Zhiping Weng PhD

    TitleProfessor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentBiochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    364 Plantation Street, LRB
    Worcester MA 01605
    Phone508-856-8866
      Other Positions
      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentBiochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentBioinformatics and Computational Biology

      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentInterdisciplinary Graduate Program

      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentMD/PhD Program

      InstitutionUMMS - Programs, Centers and Institutes
      DepartmentBioinformatics and Integrative Biology

        Overview 
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        Zhiping Weng graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1992 with B.S. in Electrical Engineering. In 1993, she entered the graduate program in Biomedical Engineering at Boston University, and received her Ph.D. in 1997. The focus of her thesis research was in computational biology, specifically on calculating binding free energies of protein-protein interactions. In January 1997 Dr. Weng was appointed Instructor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. In that capacity she taught and conducted research, and had primary responsibility for the development of the Bioinformatics program and the core curriculum in Bioinformatics.In January 1999 the Biomedical Engineering Department at Boston University decided to grow in the area of Bioinformatics. After a national search, the department appointed Dr. Weng a tenure-track assistant professor. In September 2003, Dr. Weng was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Until December 2007, Dr. Weng’s research had been focused on developing computational methods to obtain a predictive understanding of transcriptional regulation and protein-protein interaction. She had published 90 articles, including 75 peer-reviewed journal articles.

        On 1 January 2008, Dr. Weng moved to University of Massachusetts Medical School to build and direct a new Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology. She is a full professor, with tenure in Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology. She continues research on computational analysis of transcriptional regulation. She has started to study epigenomics and nucleosome positioning, which play important roles in transcriptional regulation. In addition, she is investigating the function and regulation of small RNAs in metazoan. For more information, please visit Dr. Weng's lab Website (http://zlab.umassmed.edu/ ).

        Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics

        focus our research on regulatory molecules and their interactions, such as regulatory proteins and their DNA/RNA target sites, small silencing RNAs and their RNA targets, and protein-protein interaction. Our labhas three main projects:

        • Gene Regulation

        We aim to develop computational methods for understanding the molecular mechanism of gene regulation. We develop novel ways to discover transcription factor binding sites in genomic DNA. Because the sequences of these sites are of low information content, we pursue multiple approaches, including better characterizing transcriptional start sites and alternative proximal promoters, detecting clusters of transcription factor binding sites using probabilistic models, and identifying genes that are co-regulated and taking advantage of the enrichment of the sequence motifs in their promoters. We take an integrative approach using extensive high-throughput genomic and epigenomic data, such as chromatin-immunoprecipitation of transcription factors, nucleosome positioning, histone modifications, DNA methylation, and DNA replication.

        • Protein Docking

        We develop methods to compute binding affinities between protein molecules. Combining this ability with a fast Fourier transform-based search algorithm, we develop computational methods for predicting protein-complex structures. We take a multiple-stage approach, i.e., we develop an initial stage algorithm ZDOCK to perform an exhaustive search in the translational and rotational space, and subsequent refinement algorithms such as ZRANK for structure refinement and reranking. We participate in the community-wide blind test of protein docking algorithms CAPRI.

        • Small Silencing RNAs

        We develop computational methods to understand the biogenesis and regulatory mechanisms of small silencing RNAs (microRNAs or miRNAs, small silencing RNAs or siRNAs, and PIWI-interacting RNAs or piRNAs). We build computational pipelines to analyze high-throughput sequencing data of small silencing RNAs. We map tens of millions of sequence reads to the genome, quantify their length and nucleotide properties, genomic localization, relative abundance in different cell types and/or genotypes, evolutionary conservation, and discover any other features that can uncover the biogenesis and target recognition of the small silencing RNAs.



        Rotation Projects

        Please contact Dr. Weng for information on rotations that are available in her lab.



        Post Docs

        The project aims to develop computational algorithms and software programs for analyzing high-throughput sequence data such as ChIP-Seq RNA-Seq small RNA sequencing data. PhD required. A strong background in computational biology especially experience with analyzing high-throughput sequencing data is highly desirable. Excellent communication and writing skills and the ability to work with experimental and computational collaborators are essential.
         
        To apply please forward CV cover letter and three references to:  Zhiping.Weng@umassmed.edu



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        1. Shulha HP, Cheung I, Guo Y, Akbarian S, Weng Z. Coordinated Cell Type-Specific Epigenetic Remodeling in Prefrontal Cortex Begins before Birth and Continues into Early Adulthood. PLoS Genet. 2013 Apr; 9(4):e1003433.
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        2. Perrat PN, Dasgupta S, Wang J, Theurkauf W, Weng Z, Rosbash M, Waddell S. Transposition-driven genomic heterogeneity in the Drosophila brain. Science. 2013 Apr 5; 340(6128):91-5.
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        3. Dong X, Weng Z. The correlation between histone modifications and gene expression. Epigenomics. 2013 Apr; 5(2):113-6.
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        4. Li XZ, Roy CK, Dong X, Bolcun-Filas E, Wang J, Han BW, Xu J, Moore MJ, Schimenti JC, Weng Z, Zamore PD. An Ancient Transcription Factor Initiates the Burst of piRNA Production during Early Meiosis in Mouse Testes. Mol Cell. 2013 Apr 11; 50(1):67-81.
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        5. Pierce BG, Eberwine R, Noble JA, Habib M, Shulha HP, Weng Z, Blankenhorn EP, Mordes JP. The Missing Heritability in T1D and Potential New Targets for Prevention. J Diabetes Res. 2013; 2013:737485.
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        6. Vreven T, Hwang H, Weng Z. Exploring angular distance in protein-protein docking algorithms. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e56645.
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        7. Tu S, Pederson T, Weng Z. Networking development by Boolean logic. Nucleus. 2013 Mar 1; 4(2):89-91.
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        8. Zhang Z, Theurkauf WE, Weng Z, Zamore PD. Strand-specific libraries for high throughput RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) prepared without poly(A) selection. Silence. 2012; 3(1):9.
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        9. Wang J, Zhuang J, Iyer S, Lin XY, Greven MC, Kim BH, Moore J, Pierce BG, Dong X, Virgil D, Birney E, Hung JH, Weng Z. Factorbook.org: a Wiki-based database for transcription factor-binding data generated by the ENCODE consortium. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Nov 29.
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        10. Shulha HP, Crisci JL, Reshetov D, Tushir JS, Cheung I, Bharadwaj R, Chou HJ, Houston IB, Peter CJ, Mitchell AC, Yao WD, Myers RH, Chen JF, Preuss TM, Rogaev EI, Jensen JD, Weng Z, Akbarian S. Human-specific histone methylation signatures at transcription start sites in prefrontal neurons. PLoS Biol. 2012 Nov; 10(11):e1001427.
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        11. Zhang F, Wang J, Xu J, Zhang Z, Koppetsch BS, Schultz N, Vreven T, Meignin C, Davis I, Zamore PD, Weng Z, Theurkauf WE. UAP56 Couples piRNA Clusters to the Perinuclear Transposon Silencing Machinery. Cell. 2012 Nov 9; 151(4):871-84.
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        12. Pierce BG, Weng Z. A flexible docking approach for prediction of T cell receptor-peptide-MHC complexes. Protein Sci. 2012 Oct 25.
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        13. Singh G, Kucukural A, Cenik C, Leszyk JD, Shaffer SA, Weng Z, Moore MJ. The Cellular EJC Interactome Reveals Higher-Order mRNP Structure and an EJC-SR Protein Nexus. Cell. 2012 Oct 17.
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        14. Chen HD, Ye XT, Zhang YR, Weng ZL, Li CD. [Effects of sildenafil on bladder compliance and endothelin-1 in rabbit model of partial bladder outlet obstruction]. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2012 Oct 16; 92(38):2720-3.
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        15. Fukunaga R, Han BW, Hung JH, Xu J, Weng Z, Zamore PD. Dicer Partner Proteins Tune the Length of Mature miRNAs in Flies and Mammals. Cell. 2012 Oct 26; 151(3):533-46.
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        16. Whitfield TW, Wang J, Collins PJ, Partridge EC, Aldred SF, Trinklein ND, Myers RM, Weng Z. Functional analysis of transcription factor binding sites in human promoters. Genome Biol. 2012; 13(9):R50.
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        17. An integrated encyclopedia of DNA elements in the human genome. Nature. 2012 Sep 6; 489(7414):57-74.
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        18. Cheng C, Alexander R, Min R, Leng J, Yip KY, Rozowsky J, Yan KK, Dong X, Djebali S, Ruan Y, Davis CA, Carninci P, Lassman T, Gingeras TR, Guigó R, Birney E, Weng Z, Snyder M, Gerstein M. Understanding transcriptional regulation by integrative analysis of transcription factor binding data. Genome Res. 2012 Sep; 22(9):1658-67.
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        19. Wang J, Zhuang J, Iyer S, Lin X, Whitfield TW, Greven MC, Pierce BG, Dong X, Kundaje A, Cheng Y, Rando OJ, Birney E, Myers RM, Noble WS, Snyder M, Weng Z. Sequence features and chromatin structure around the genomic regions bound by 119 human transcription factors. Genome Res. 2012 Sep; 22(9):1798-812.
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        20. Dong X, Greven MC, Kundaje A, Djebali S, Brown JB, Cheng C, Gingeras TR, Gerstein M, Guigó R, Birney E, Weng Z. Modeling gene expression using chromatin features in various cellular contexts. Genome Biol. 2012; 13(9):R53.
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        21. Hawse WF, Champion MM, Joyce MV, Hellman LM, Hossain M, Ryan V, Pierce BG, Weng Z, Baker BM. Cutting Edge: Evidence for a Dynamically Driven T Cell Signaling Mechanism. J Immunol. 2012 May 18.
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        22. Chu SW, Noyes MB, Christensen RG, Pierce BG, Zhu LJ, Weng Z, Stormo GD, Wolfe SA. Exploring the DNA-recognition potential of homeodomains. Genome Res. 2012 Apr 26.
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        23. Xu J, Yanagisawa Y, Tsankov AM, Hart C, Aoki K, Kommajosyula N, Steinmann KE, Bochicchio J, Russ C, Regev A, Rando OJ, Nusbaum C, Niki H, Milos P, Weng Z, Rhind N. Genome-wide identification and characterization of replication origins by deep sequencing. Genome Biol. 2012; 13(4):R27.
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        24. Hoffman MM, Buske OJ, Wang J, Weng Z, Bilmes JA, Noble WS. Unsupervised pattern discovery in human chromatin structure through genomic segmentation. Nat Methods. 2012; 9(5):473-6.
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        25. Xie J, Ameres SL, Friedline R, Hung JH, Zhang Y, Xie Q, Zhong L, Su Q, He R, Li M, Li H, Mu X, Zhang H, Broderick JA, Kim JK, Weng Z, Flotte TR, Zamore PD, Gao G. Long-term, efficient inhibition of microRNA function in mice using rAAV vectors. Nat Methods. 2012; 9(4):403-9.
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        26. Vreven T, Hwang H, Pierce BG, Weng Z. Prediction of protein-protein binding free energies. Protein Sci. 2012 Jan 11.
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        27. Yildirim O, Li R, Hung JH, Chen PB, Dong X, Ee LS, Weng Z, Rando OJ, Fazzio TG. Mbd3/NURD Complex Regulates Expression of 5-Hydroxymethylcytosine Marked Genes in Embryonic Stem Cells. Cell. 2011 Dec 23; 147(7):1498-510.
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        28. Khurana JS, Wang J, Xu J, Koppetsch BS, Thomson TC, Nowosielska A, Li C, Zamore PD, Weng Z, Theurkauf WE. Adaptation to P Element Transposon Invasion in Drosophila melanogaster. Cell. 2011 Dec 23; 147(7):1551-63.
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        29. Zhang Z, Xu J, Koppetsch BS, Wang J, Tipping C, Ma S, Weng Z, Theurkauf WE, Zamore PD. Heterotypic piRNA Ping-Pong requires qin, a protein with both E3 ligase and Tudor domains. Mol Cell. 2011 Nov 18; 44(4):572-84.
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        30. Shulha HP, Cheung I, Whittle C, Wang J, Virgil D, Lin CL, Guo Y, Lessard A, Akbarian S, Weng Z. Epigenetic Signatures of Autism: Trimethylated H3K4 Landscapes in Prefrontal Neurons. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012 Mar; 69(3):314-24.
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        31. Shulha H*, Cheung I*, Whittle C, Wang J, Virgil D, Lin C, Guo Y, Lessard A, Akbarian S+ and Weng+. (2011) . . Epigenetic Signatures of Autism: Histone Methylation H3K4me3 Landscapes in Prefrontal Neurons *Joint First Authors +Co-corresponding authors 2011 Nov 7. 2011; (Arch Gen P).
        32. Han BW, Hung JH, Weng Z, Zamore PD, Ameres SL. The 3'-to-5' exoribonuclease Nibbler shapes the 3' ends of microRNAs bound to Drosophila Argonaute1. Curr Biol. 2011 Nov 22; 21(22):1878-87.
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        33. Fleishman SJ, Whitehead TA, Strauch EM, Corn JE, Qin S, Zhou HX, Mitchell JC, Demerdash ON, Takeda-Shitaka M, Terashi G, Moal IH, Li X, Bates PA, Zacharias M, Park H, Ko JS, Lee H, Seok C, Bourquard T, Bernauer J, Poupon A, Azé J, Soner S, Ovali SK, Ozbek P, Tal NB, Haliloglu T, Hwang H, Vreven T, Pierce BG, Weng Z, Pérez-Cano L, Pons C, Fernández-Recio J, Jiang F, Yang F, Gong X, Cao L, Xu X, Liu B, Wang P, Li C, Wang C, Robert CH, Guharoy M, Liu S, Huang Y, Li L, Guo D, Chen Y, Xiao Y, London N, Itzhaki Z, Schueler-Furman O, Inbar Y, Potapov V, Cohen M, Schreiber G, Tsuchiya Y, Kanamori E, Standley DM, Nakamura H, Kinoshita K, Driggers CM, Hall RG, Morgan JL, Hsu VL, Zhan J, Yang Y, Zhou Y, Kastritis PL, Bonvin AM, Zhang W, Camacho CJ, Kilambi KP, Sircar A, Gray JJ, Ohue M, Uchikoga N, Matsuzaki Y, Ishida T, Akiyama Y, Khashan R, Bush S, Fouches D, Tropsha A, Esquivel-Rodríguez J, Kihara D, Stranges PB, Jacak R, Kuhlman B, Huang SY, Zou X, Wodak SJ, Janin J, Baker D. Community-wide assessment of protein-interface modeling suggests improvements to design methodology. J Mol Biol. 2011 Nov 25; 414(2):289-302.
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        34. Pierce BG, Hourai Y, Weng Z. Accelerating Protein Docking in ZDOCK Using an Advanced 3D Convolution Library. PLoS One. 2011; 6(9):e24657.
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        35. Hung JH, Yang TH, Hu Z, Weng Z, Delisi C. Gene set enrichment analysis: performance evaluation and usage guidelines. Brief Bioinform. 2012 May; 13(3):281-91.
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        36. Vreven T, Hwang H, Weng Z. Integrating atom-based and residue-based scoring functions for protein-protein docking. Protein Sci. 2011 Sep; 20(9):1576-86.
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        37. Bonsor DA, Postel S, Pierce BG, Wang N, Zhu P, Buonpane RA, Weng Z, Kranz DM, Sundberg EJ. Molecular basis of a million-fold affinity maturation process in a protein-protein interaction. J Mol Biol. 2011 Aug 12; 411(2):321-8.
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        38. Hwang H, Vreven T, Whitfield TW, Wiehe K, Weng Z. A machine learning approach for the prediction of protein surface loop flexibility. Proteins. 2011 Aug; 79(8):2467-74.
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        39. Jee J, Rozowsky J, Yip KY, Lochovsky L, Bjornson R, Zhong G, Zhang Z, Fu Y, Wang J, Weng Z, Gerstein M. ACT: aggregation and correlation toolbox for analyses of genome tracks. Bioinformatics. 2011 Apr 15; 27(8):1152-4.
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        40. Kastritis PL, Moal IH, Hwang H, Weng Z, Bates PA, Bonvin AM, Janin J. A structure-based benchmark for protein-protein binding affinity. Protein Sci. 2011 Mar; 20(3):482-91.
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        41. Carone BR, Fauquier L, Habib N, Shea JM, Hart CE, Li R, Bock C, Li C, Gu H, Zamore PD, Meissner A, Weng Z, Hofmann HA, Friedman N, Rando OJ. Paternally induced transgenerational environmental reprogramming of metabolic gene expression in mammals. Cell. 2010 Dec 23; 143(7):1084-96.
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        42. Berezikov E, Robine N, Samsonova A, Westholm JO, Naqvi A, Hung JH, Okamura K, Dai Q, Bortolamiol-Becet D, Martin R, Zhao Y, Zamore PD, Hannon GJ, Marra MA, Weng Z, Perrimon N, Lai EC. Deep annotation of Drosophila melanogaster microRNAs yields insights into their processing, modification, and emergence. Genome Res. 2011 Feb; 21(2):203-15.
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        43. Xie J, Xie Q, Zhang H, Ameres SL, Hung JH, Su Q, He R, Mu X, Seher Ahmed S, Park S, Kato H, Li C, Mueller C, Mello CC, Weng Z, Flotte TR, Zamore PD, Gao G. MicroRNA-regulated, Systemically Delivered rAAV9: A Step Closer to CNS-restricted Transgene Expression. Mol Ther. 2011 Mar; 19(3):526-35.
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        44. Khurana JS, Xu J, Weng Z, Theurkauf WE. Distinct Functions for the Drosophila piRNA Pathway in Genome Maintenance and Telomere Protection. PLoS Genet. 2010; 6(12):e1001246.
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        45. Ameres SL, Hung JH, Xu J, Weng Z, Zamore PD. Target RNA-directed tailing and trimming purifies the sorting of endo-siRNAs between the two Drosophila Argonaute proteins. RNA. 2011 Jan; 17(1):54-63.
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        46. Hwang H, Vreven T, Pierce BG, Hung JH, Weng Z. Performance of ZDOCK and ZRANK in CAPRI rounds 13-19. Proteins. 2010 Nov 15; 78(15):3104-10.
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        47. Hwang H, Vreven T, Janin J, Weng Z. Protein-protein docking benchmark version 4.0. Proteins. 2010 Nov 15; 78(15):3111-4.
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        48. Pierce BG, Haidar JN, Yu Y, Weng Z. Combinations of affinity-enhancing mutations in a T cell receptor reveal highly nonadditive effects within and between complementarity determining regions and chains. Biochemistry. 2010 Aug 24; 49(33):7050-9.
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        49. Xu J, Timares L, Heilpern C, Weng Z, Li C, Xu H, Pressey JG, Elmets CA, Kopelovich L, Athar M. Targeting wild-type and mutant p53 with small molecule CP-31398 blocks the growth of rhabdomyosarcoma by inducing reactive oxygen species-dependent apoptosis. Cancer Res. 2010 Aug 15; 70(16):6566-76.
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        50. Connor C, Cheung I, Simon A, Jakovcevski M, Weng Z, Akbarian S. A simple method for improving the specificity of anti-methyl histone antibodies. Epigenetics. 2010 Oct 19; 5(5):392-5.
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        51. Ameres SL, Horwich MD, Hung JH, Xu J, Ghildiyal M, Weng Z, Zamore PD. Target RNA-directed trimming and tailing of small silencing RNAs. Science. 2010 Jun 18; 328(5985):1534-9.
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        52. Landolin JM, Johnson DS, Trinklein ND, Aldred SF, Medina C, Shulha H, Weng Z, Myers RM. Sequence features that drive human promoter function and tissue specificity. Genome Res. 2010 Jul; 20(7):890-8.
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        53. Han SJ, Hu J, Pierce B, Weng Z, Renne R. Mutational analysis of the latency-associated nuclear antigen DNA-binding domain of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus reveals structural conservation among gammaherpesvirus origin-binding proteins. J Gen Virol. 2010 Sep; 91(Pt 9):2203-15.
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        54. Cheung I, Shulha HP, Jiang Y, Matevossian A, Wang J, Weng Z, Akbarian S. Developmental regulation and individual differences of neuronal H3K4me3 epigenomes in the prefrontal cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 May 11; 107(19):8824-9.
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        55. Moqtaderi Z, Wang J, Raha D, White RJ, Snyder M, Weng Z, Struhl K. Genomic binding profiles of functionally distinct RNA polymerase III transcription complexes in human cells. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2010 May; 17(5):635-40.
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        56. Hung JH, Whitfield TW, Yang TH, Hu Z, Weng Z, DeLisi C. Identification of functional modules that correlate with phenotypic difference: the influence of network topology. Genome Biol. 2010; 11(2):R23.
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        57. Ghildiyal M, Xu J, Seitz H, Weng Z, Zamore PD. Sorting of Drosophila small silencing RNAs partitions microRNA* strands into the RNA interference pathway. RNA. 2010 Jan; 16(1):43-56.
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        58. Klattenhoff C, Xi H, Li C, Lee S, Xu J, Khurana JS, Zhang F, Schultz N, Koppetsch BS, Nowosielska A, Seitz H, Zamore PD, Weng Z, Theurkauf WE. The Drosophila HP1 homolog Rhino is required for transposon silencing and piRNA production by dual-strand clusters. Cell. 2009 Sep 18; 138(6):1137-49.
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        59. Li C, Vagin VV, Lee S, Xu J, Ma S, Xi H, Seitz H, Horwich MD, Syrzycka M, Honda BM, Kittler EL, Zapp ML, Klattenhoff C, Schulz N, Theurkauf WE, Weng Z, Zamore PD. Collapse of germline piRNAs in the absence of Argonaute3 reveals somatic piRNAs in flies. Cell. 2009 May 1; 137(3):509-21.
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        60. Yu L, Coelho JE, Zhang X, Fu Y, Tillman A, Karaoz U, Fredholm BB, Weng Z, Chen JF. Uncovering multiple molecular targets for caffeine using a drug target validation strategy combining A 2A receptor knockout mice with microarray profiling. Physiol Genomics. 2009 May 13; 37(3):199-210.
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        61. Haidar JN, Pierce B, Yu Y, Tong W, Li M, Weng Z. Structure-based design of a T-cell receptor leads to nearly 100-fold improvement in binding affinity for pepMHC. Proteins. 2009 Mar; 74(4):948-60.
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        62. Lee S, Kasif S, Weng Z, Cantor CR. Quantitative analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms within copy number variation. PLoS One. 2008; 3(12):e3906.
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        63. Hwang H, Pierce B, Mintseris J, Janin J, Weng Z. Protein-protein docking benchmark version 3.0. Proteins. 2008 Nov 15; 73(3):705-9.
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        64. Fu Y, Sinha M, Peterson CL, Weng Z. The insulator binding protein CTCF positions 20 nucleosomes around its binding sites across the human genome. PLoS Genet. 2008; 4(7):e1000138.
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        65. Pierce B, Weng Z. A combination of rescoring and refinement significantly improves protein docking performance. Proteins. 2008 Jul; 72(1):270-9.
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        66. Ghildiyal M, Seitz H, Horwich MD, Li C, Du T, Lee S, Xu J, Kittler EL, Zapp ML, Weng Z, Zamore PD. Endogenous siRNAs derived from transposons and mRNAs in Drosophila somatic cells. Science. 2008 May 23; 320(5879):1077-81.
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        67. Weng Z, Guigó R. In silico meets in vivo. Genome Biol. 2008; 9(2):302.
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        68. Johnson DS, Li W, Gordon DB, Bhattacharjee A, Curry B, Ghosh J, Brizuela L, Carroll JS, Brown M, Flicek P, Koch CM, Dunham I, Bieda M, Xu X, Farnham PJ, Kapranov P, Nix DA, Gingeras TR, Zhang X, Holster H, Jiang N, Green RD, Song JS, McCuine SA, Anton E, Nguyen L, Trinklein ND, Ye Z, Ching K, Hawkins D, Ren B, Scacheri PC, Rozowsky J, Karpikov A, Euskirchen G, Weissman S, Gerstein M, Snyder M, Yang A, Moqtaderi Z, Hirsch H, Shulha HP, Fu Y, Weng Z, Struhl K, Myers RM, Lieb JD, Liu XS. Systematic evaluation of variability in ChIP-chip experiments using predefined DNA targets. Genome Res. 2008 Mar; 18(3):393-403.
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        69. Boyle AP, Davis S, Shulha HP, Meltzer P, Margulies EH, Weng Z, Furey TS, Crawford GE. High-resolution mapping and characterization of open chromatin across the genome. Cell. 2008 Jan 25; 132(2):311-22.
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        70. Zhang X, Guo C, Chen Y, Shulha HP, Schnetz MP, LaFramboise T, Bartels CF, Markowitz S, Weng Z, Scacheri PC, Wang Z. Epitope tagging of endogenous proteins for genome-wide ChIP-chip studies. Nat Methods. 2008 Feb; 5(2):163-5.
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        71. Wiehe K, Peterson MW, Pierce B, Mintseris J, Weng Z. Protein-protein docking: overview and performance analysis. Methods Mol Biol. 2008; 413:283-314.
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        72. Wiehe K, Pierce B, Tong WW, Hwang H, Mintseris J, Weng Z. The performance of ZDOCK and ZRANK in rounds 6-11 of CAPRI. Proteins. 2007 Dec 1; 69(4):719-25.
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        73. Mintseris J, Pierce B, Wiehe K, Anderson R, Chen R, Weng Z. Integrating statistical pair potentials into protein complex prediction. Proteins. 2007 Nov 15; 69(3):511-20.
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        74. Peckham HE, Thurman RE, Fu Y, Stamatoyannopoulos JA, Noble WS, Struhl K, Weng Z. Nucleosome positioning signals in genomic DNA. Genome Res. 2007 Aug; 17(8):1170-7.
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        75. Xi H, Shulha HP, Lin JM, Vales TR, Fu Y, Bodine DM, McKay RD, Chenoweth JG, Tesar PJ, Furey TS, Ren B, Weng Z, Crawford GE. Identification and characterization of cell type-specific and ubiquitous chromatin regulatory structures in the human genome. PLoS Genet. 2007 Aug; 3(8):e136.
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        76. Identification and analysis of functional elements in 1% of the human genome by the ENCODE pilot project. Nature. 2007 Jun 14; 447(7146):799-816.
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        77. Pierce B, Weng Z. ZRANK: reranking protein docking predictions with an optimized energy function. Proteins. 2007 Jun 1; 67(4):1078-86.
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        78. Koch CM, Andrews RM, Flicek P, Dillon SC, Karaöz U, Clelland GK, Wilcox S, Beare DM, Fowler JC, Couttet P, James KD, Lefebvre GC, Bruce AW, Dovey OM, Ellis PD, Dhami P, Langford CF, Weng Z, Birney E, Carter NP, Vetrie D, Dunham I. The landscape of histone modifications across 1% of the human genome in five human cell lines. Genome Res. 2007 Jun; 17(6):691-707.
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        79. Zhang ZD, Paccanaro A, Fu Y, Weissman S, Weng Z, Chang J, Snyder M, Gerstein MB. Statistical analysis of the genomic distribution and correlation of regulatory elements in the ENCODE regions. Genome Res. 2007 Jun; 17(6):787-97.
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        80. Trinklein ND, Karaöz U, Wu J, Halees A, Force Aldred S, Collins PJ, Zheng D, Zhang ZD, Gerstein MB, Snyder M, Myers RM, Weng Z. Integrated analysis of experimental data sets reveals many novel promoters in 1% of the human genome. Genome Res. 2007 Jun; 17(6):720-31.
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        81. Xi H, Yu Y, Fu Y, Foley J, Halees A, Weng Z. Analysis of overrepresented motifs in human core promoters reveals dual regulatory roles of YY1. Genome Res. 2007 Jun; 17(6):798-806.
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        82. Lin JM, Collins PJ, Trinklein ND, Fu Y, Xi H, Myers RM, Weng Z. Transcription factor binding and modified histones in human bidirectional promoters. Genome Res. 2007 Jun; 17(6):818-27.
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        83. Wei CL, Wu Q, Vega VB, Chiu KP, Ng P, Zhang T, Shahab A, Yong HC, Fu Y, Weng Z, Liu J, Zhao XD, Chew JL, Lee YL, Kuznetsov VA, Sung WK, Miller LD, Lim B, Liu ET, Yu Q, Ng HH, Ruan Y. A global map of p53 transcription-factor binding sites in the human genome. Cell. 2006 Jan 13; 124(1):207-19.
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        84. Anderson RJ, Weng Z, Campbell RK, Jiang X. Main-chain conformational tendencies of amino acids. Proteins. 2005 Sep 1; 60(4):679-89.
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