Roger Tu, Ph.D., recently earned his PhD in Bioinformatics at Scripps Research in 2024 studying under the guidance of Professor Andrew Su. Roger joined the Su Lab as a graduate student in February 2019. Prior to Scripps, he was a Research Associate at Seattle Genetics helping to cure cancer by optimizing and developing bioprocesses for antibody production. Before that, he was an undergraduate researcher at UC Irvine trying to align heart cells on shrinky-dinks. Roger has a diverse research background spanning bioinformatics, bioprocessing, bioengineering, and material sciences. In the Su Lab, Roger is studying the application of knowledge graph completion methods on biomedical knowledge graphs for drug repurposing, and has previously worked on the Wikidata project as well as other bioinformatics/genetics projects. In his spare time, Roger likes to hike, run and eat food.



Design and application of a knowledge network for automatic prioritization of drug mechanisms
Michael Mayers, Roger Tu, Dylan Steinecke, Tong Shu Li, Núria Queralt-Rosinach, Andrew I Su
Bioinformatics  ·  06 Apr 2022  ·  doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btac205  ·  PMID: 35561182  ·  PMCID: PMC9113361


Wikidata as a knowledge graph for the life sciences
Andra Waagmeester, Gregory Stupp, Sebastian Burgstaller-Muehlbacher, Benjamin M Good, Malachi Griffith, …, Roger Tu, Sabah Ul-Hasan, Egon Willighagen, Chunlei Wu, Andrew I Su
eLife  ·  17 Mar 2020  ·  doi:10.7554/elife.52614  ·  PMID: 32180547  ·  PMCID: PMC7077981


Effects of diluents on cell culture viability measured by automated cell counter
Aaron Chen, Matthew Leith, Roger Tu, Gurpreet Tahim, Anish Sudra, Swapnil Bhargava
PLOS ONE  ·  06 Mar 2017  ·  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0173375  ·  PMID: 28264018  ·  PMCID: PMC5338812


Nanotextured Shrink Wrap Superhydrophobic Surfaces by Argon Plasma Etching
Jolie Nokes, Himanshu Sharma, Roger Tu, Monica Kim, Michael Chu, Ali Siddiqui, Michelle Khine
Materials  ·  14 Mar 2016  ·  doi:10.3390/ma9030196  ·  PMID: 28773318  ·  PMCID: PMC5456652


Shrink-Induced Biomimetic Wrinkled Substrates for Functional Cardiac Cell Alignment and Culture
Nicole Mendoza, Roger Tu, Aaron Chen, Eugene Lee, Michelle Khine
Methods in Molecular Biology  ·  01 Jan 2014  ·  doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-1047-2_9  ·  PMID: 25070330
Integrated platform for functional monitoring of biomimetic heart sheets derived from human pluripotent stem cells
Aaron Chen, Eugene Lee, Roger Tu, Kevin Santiago, Anna Grosberg, Charless Fowlkes, Michelle Khine
Biomaterials  ·  01 Jan 2014  ·  doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2013.10.007  ·  PMID: 24144905  ·  PMCID: PMC9300448

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