The awards committee selected Yejing and her abstract “Functional interrogation of cancer as a non-healing wound” to represent MD Anderson at the national level for V Scholar Award.Learn more
The Chief Scientific Officer has approved start-up fund for Yejing Ge’s research program at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Cancer Biology.
Yejing received UT System Rising STARs award in the amount of $250,000, funded from Permanent University Fund Bond proceeds (LERR funds). The Faculty STARs Program has evolved and expanded from the original proposal approved by The University of Texas System Board of Regents in August 2004, with the goal of helping purchase state-of-the-art research equipment and making necessary laboratory renovations to encourage faculty members to perform their research at U. T. institutions.Learn more
Yejing has been invited to give a talk in the 30th Annual Usha Mahajani Symposium on Molecular Medicine, to be held at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies on Friday, September 7, 2018. The prestigious Usha Mahajani Symposium is a joint effort between UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences. It was named in honor of Dr. Usha Mahajani, who died of breast cancer at a young age. Since its inception in 1989, the Symposium has become a major scientific event in the San Diego area with attendance reaching 300-400 participants, including students, postdocs, faculty and members of the local scientific community. This year’s topic is “Cancer, the Wound that Does Not Heal”, echoing the central hypothesis the Ge Lab’s research has been interested in.Learn more
Texas voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in 2007 establishing the CPRIT (Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas) funding and authorizing the state to issue $3 billion in bonds to fund groundbreaking cancer research and prevention programs and services in the state of Texas. As of Aug 24, 2018, with the approval of 64 new research, product development, and prevention grants totaling more than $177 million, the CPRIT has reached a new milestone of $2.15 billion of awards. Among them, Dr. Yejing Ge has been awarded $2,000,000 (over five years) for her recruitment to MD Anderson Cancer Center.Learn more
Yejing is truly humbled to receive the 2018 AACR’s NextGen Star award, an accolade to recognize uprising early-career scientists and support their professional advancement via speaking at the AACR Annual Meeting.Learn more