Dr. Shuli Kang

Molecular and Computational Biology Program

Department of Biological Sciences

University of Southern California, USA

Research Associate

Email: (preferred),


2008 Ph.D., Microbiology, Wuhan University, China

2003 B.Sc., National Education Base of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, China


  1. Corominas R*, Yang X*, Lin GN*, Kang S*, Shen Y, Ghamsari L, Broly M, Rodriguez M, Tam S, Trigg SA, Fan C, Yi S, Tasan M, Lemmens I, Kuang X, Zhao N, Malhotra D, Michaelson JJ, Vacic V, Calderwood MA, Roth FP, Tavernier J, Horvath S, Salehi-Ashtiani K, Korkin D, Sebat J, Hill DE, Hao T, Vidal M, Iakoucheva LM. Protein interaction network of alternatively spliced isoforms from brain links genetic risk factors for autism. Nat Commun. 2014 Apr 11; 5: 3650. (* Equal contribution)
  2. Li W, Dai C, Kang S, Zhou XJ. Integrative analysis of many RNA-seq datasets to study alternative splicing. Methods. 2014 Jun 1; 67(3): 313-24.
  3. Li W*, Kang S*, Liu CC, Zhang S, Shi Y, Liu Y, Zhou XJ. High-resolution functional annotation of human transcriptome: predicting isoform functions by a novel multiple instance-based label propagation method. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Apr; 42(6): e39. Epub 2013 Dec 25. (* Equal contribution)
  4. Michaelson JJ, Shi Y, Gujral M, Zheng H, Malhotra D, Jin X, Jian M, Liu G, Greer D, Bhandari A, Wu W, Corominas R, Peoples A, Koren A, Gore A, Kang S, Lin GN, Estabillo J, Gadomski T, Singh B, Zhang K, Akshoomoff N, Corsello C, McCarroll S, Iakoucheva LM, Li Y, Wang J, Sebat J. Whole-genome sequencing in autism identifies hot spots for de novo germline mutation. Cell. 2012 Dec 21; 151(7): 1431-42.
  5. Mills RE, Kang S, [57 authors], Korbel JO & 1000 Genomes Project. Mapping copy number variation by population scale genome sequencing. Nature. 2011 Feb 3; 470(7332): 59-65.
  6. Liao Q, Liu C, Yuan X, Kang S, Miao R, Xiao H, Zhao G, Luo H, Bu D, Zhao H, Skogerbø G, Wu Z, Zhao Y. Large-scale prediction of long non-coding RNA functions in a coding-non-coding gene co-expression network. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 May; 39(9): 3864-78. Epub 2011 Jan 18.
  7. Kang S, Chen G, Xiao G. Robust prediction of mutation-induced protein stability change by property encoding of amino acids. Protein Eng Des Sel. 2009. 22(2): p. 75-83.
  8. Yuan X, Liu C, Yang P, He S, Liao Q, Kang S, Zhao Y. Clustered micro RNAs' coordination in regulating protein-protein interaction network. BMC Syst Biol. 2009 Jun 26; 3: 65.
  9. Xiao F, Zuo Z, Cai G, Kang S, Gao X, Li T. miRecords: an integrated resource for microRNA-target interactions. Nucleic Acids Res. 2009. 37(Database issue): p. D105-10.
  10. Wan J*, Kang S*, Tang C, Yan J, Ren Y, Liu J, Gao X, Banerjee A, Ellis LB, Li T. Meta-prediction of phosphorylation sites with weighted voting and restricted grid search parameter selection. Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Mar;36(4): e22. Epub 2008 Jan 30. (* Equal contribution)
  11. Gong W, Ren Y, Zhou H, Wang Y, Kang S, Li T. siDRM: an effective and generally applicable online siRNA design tool. Bioinformatics, 2008. 24(20): p. 2405-6.
  12. Liu J, Kang S, Tang C, Ellis LB, Li T. Meta-prediction of protein subcellular localization with reduced voting. Nucleic Acids Res. 2007; 35(15): e96. Epub 2007 Aug 1.
  13. Peng X, Pan J, Gong R, Liu Y, Kang S, Feng H, Qiu G, Guo D, Tien P, Xiao G. Functional characterization of syncytin-A, a newly murine endogenous virus envelope protein. Implication for its fusion mechanism. J Biol Chem. 2007 Jan 5; 282(1): 381-9. Epub 2006 Nov 14.
  14. Gong R, Peng X, Kang S, Feng H, Huang J, Zhang W, Lin D, Tien P, Xiao G. Structural characterization of the fusion core in syncytin, envelope protein of human endogenous retrovirus family W. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Jun 17; 331(4): 1193-200.
  15. Yu SL, Jin L, Sy MS, Mei FH, Kang SL, Sun GH, Tien P, Wang FS, Xiao GF. Polymorphisms of the PRNP gene in Chinese populations and the identification of a novel insertion mutation. Eur J Hum Genet. 2004 Oct; 12 (10): 867-70.

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