Kuo Lab

Welcome to the
Dr. Paul Kuo Lab

Paul Kuo, MD

Paul Kuo, MD

Chair, College of Medicine Surgery

Chair, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine Surgery

Richard G Connar Chair, Surgery, Medicine

Areas of Focus

Crosstalk between cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment.
Led by Zhiyong Mi, PhD

We are interested in the signaling pathways by which tumor derived osteopontin initiates mesenchymal stem cells in the microenvironment to adopt a cancer associated fibroblast phenotype and subsequently, the cross talk that is created which drives cancer stemness and cancer associated phenotype maintenance.

The application of machine learning and Big Data techniques to outcomes associated with surgery.
Led by Haroon Janjua, MS

We have created a Big Data core, entitled OnetoMAP, which uses state-of-the-art data science techniques to model outcomes following surgical intervention.