Woo Kuen Lo, Ph.D.
Location: Medical Education Building, 305
Phone: (404) 752-1558
Wayne State University
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Anatomy
State University of New York at Geneseo
Degree: Master of Art in Biology
National Taiwan Normal University
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology
Lens Cell Biology and Mechanism of Cataract Formation
Biswas S, Son A, Yu Q, Zhou R, Lo WK. Breakdown of interlocking domains may contribute to formation of membranous globules
and lens opacity in ephrin-A5(-/-) mice. Exp Eye Res. 2016 Apr;145:130-139.
Cheng C, Nowak RB, Gao J, Sun X, Biswas SK, Lo WK, Mathias RT, Fowler VM. Lens ion homeostasis relies on the assembly and/or stability
of large connexin 46 gap junction plaques on the broad sides of differentiating fiber
cells. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2015 May 15;308(10):C835-47.
Biswas SK, Brako L, Gu S, Jiang JX, Lo WK. Regional changes of AQP0-dependent square array junction and gap junction associated
with cortical cataract formation in the Emory mutant mouse.Exp Eye Res. 2014 Oct;127:132-42.
Biswas SK, Brako L, Lo WK. Massive formation of square array junctions dramatically alters cell shape but does
not cause lens opacity in the cav1-KO mice. Exp Eye Res. 2014 Aug;125:9-19.
Lo WK, Biswas SK, Brako L, Shiels A, Gu S, Jiang JX. Aquaporin-0 targets interlocking domains
to control the integrity and transparency of the eye lens. Invest Ophthalmol Vis
Sci. 2014 Mar 3;55(3):1202-12.
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Honors and Awards
2017: President and Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Award
2008: Dean’s Outstanding Research Award (Morehouse School of Medicine)
1990-1987: Research Career Development Award (Attached to NIH R01Grant)
1981: Fight for Sight Citation for Significant Contribution to Vision Research, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology