Woo Kuen Lo, Ph.D.

Woo Kuen Lo, Ph.D. 



Location: Medical Education Building, 305
Phone: (404) 752-1558
E-mail: wlo@msm.edu


Wayne State University
Doctor of Philosophy in Anatomy

State University of New York at Geneseo
Master of Art in Biology

National Taiwan Normal University
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology

Research Interests

Visual Science

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