Team

PI: Yejing Ge, Ph.D.

PI: Yejing Ge, Ph.D.

Primary Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, Division of Basic Science Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center,

Education and Training

  • B.S. 2002-2006 Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Ph.D. 2006-2012 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • Postdoctoral fellow 2013-2018 The Rockefeller University, NY

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 - Proctor & Gamble Graduate Research Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2013-2014 - The Women & Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Rockefeller University
  • 2014-2017 - Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2015 - Keystone Symposia Scholarship Award
  • 2015-2017 - Robertson Therapeutic Development Fund, The Rockefeller University
  • 2018 - AACR NextGen Star Award
  • 2017-2019 - Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Award in Aging
  • 2018-2023 - K01 Career Development Award, NIAMS
  • 2018-2023 - CPRIT First-Time Recruitment Award

Funding Current

  • 1/1/19-12/31/23 - UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Start Up Award (Role: PI)
  • 1/1/19-12/31/21 - UT System Rising STARs award (role: PI)
  • 08/31/18-8/30/23 - CPRIT First-Time Recruitment Award (role: PI)
  • 04/01/18-03/31/23 - 1K01AR072132-01A1 (role: PI)

Funding Completed

  • 10/01/17-9/30/19 - Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Award in Aging (role: PI)
  • 02/01/14-01/31/17 - Department of Defense Breast Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (role: PI)
  • 03/01/15-02/28/17 - Robertson Therapeutic Development Fund, Proof-of-Concept Award (role: PI)
  • 02/01/13-01/31/14 - Women & Science Postdoctoral Fellowship (role: PI)

Ying Lyu, Ph.D.

Ying Lyu, Ph.D.

Primary Appointments

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education and Training

  • Ph.D. 2019 CAS Key Laboratory of Infection and Immunity, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • B.S. 2013 College of Life Sciences, Hunan Normal University

YounJoo Yang, M.S.

YounJoo Yang, M.S.

Primary Appointments

  • Research Investigator, Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education and Training

  • M.S. 1998, Sangmyung University, Seoul, Korea; B.S. 1996, Sangmyung University, Seoul, Korea

Ericka Humphrey, M.S.

Ericka Humphrey, M.S.

Primary Appointments

  • Graduate student, Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education and Training

  • M.S. 2015 August - 2017 July. MS Biology. Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama. B.S. 2014 Dec. Animal Science, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas.

Richa Nayak, M.S.

Richa Nayak, M.S.

Primary Appointments

  • Graduate student, Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education and Training

  • M.S. 2016 July - 2018 July. MS Human Genomics. Panjab University, Chandigarh. B.S. 2013 July - 2016 June. BS Microbiology. University of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi

Collaborators

Interns

Miranda Johnson, UH Downtown

Kevin Jin, Rice University

Virginia Liu, Rice University

Rehman Hassan, Dulles High School

Regular Collaborators

Jianhua (John) Zhang, Ph.D.

Director, Computational Genomics, Department of Genomic Medicine

Ken Chen, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Join Us

We are excited to have talented and passionate individuals join our team. Please send your Cover Letter briefly describing your background and research interest, Curriculum Vitae or Resume to¬†[email protected]. Additionally, please arrange to have your referees (three for postdoctoral candidates) submit their recommendation letters on your behalf.

Our Core Values

Creativity

Science is fun. Think outside the box.

Rigor

Never underestimate the importance of experimental rigor. It will take you far.

Responsibility

Be a good citizen to your community. Do care.

Perseverance

Be faithful to your passion. Be tough.

Freedom

You are here only because you want to be.