Chunlei Wu

Associate Professor

Department of Integrative, Structural and Computational Biology

The Scripps Research Institute




Chunlei Wu is an Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine in the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at the Scripps Research Institute. Prior to joining Scripps in July 2011, he was the Research Investigator II at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) in San Diego, CA. Chunlei originally joined TSRI as a member of the Su Lab, but has since become a principal investigator of his own lab and now has his own site at Chunlei and Andrew continue to work together in a highly open and collaborative manner.



Ph.D., Biomathmetics and biostatistics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Recent Posts


New Data Release for 201704

Another fresh data release for is out! As we mentioned in the last data release, a refactored backend for data aggregation and updating is now in-place, which streamlines our process of keeping variant annotations up-to-date. In this data release, we have updated the data from ClinVar, dbSNP and dbNSFP to their latest versions, and also added the variant annotations from...
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Pathway data updated in

Just a quick highlight of our recent update on all pathway data in API. Thanks to the excellent pathway/interaction database from ConsensusPathDB, we updated all 10 pathway sub-fields (listed below) for three species (human, mouse and yeast). The underlying data were updated up to Jan 2017 (ConsensusPathDB release 32). Here are some more details. Pathway data from With...
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New Data Release 201703

You might have noticed that has not had a data update for quite for a while, until recently. No, we did not go out on vacation :-). In the past a few months, we have been busy refactoring our backend data aggregation and updating our code base. Check out the over a hundred commits that we've made in past months aimed at improving the efficiency and automation in our code if you're...
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Make encrypted requests to API via https

Previously, API only supported the standard http protocol, hence all data between the clients and our servers are not encrypted. Although Http protocol is widely used and is sufficient for most applications, a higher level of security may be needed for certain uses (e.g. handling sensitive patient data). Https protocol was specifically designed for such purpose. With https, the...
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New release: Python client updated to v3.0.0

A few weeks ago, we released v3 API, which brings changes to exon field data structure and added accession version numbers to refseq and accession fields, along with some other back-compatible changes. Our Python client mygene module is now updated to use our v3 API as the default. We increased its version from v2.3.0 to v3.0.0, just to match the underlying API version. The mygene...
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